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Welcome to Year 1 in Jade Class.


Autumn Term


Welcome to Year 1. My name is Mrs Rolph and I am delighted to be joining Ranikhet Academy and ensuring that all the children in Jade class reach their full potential whilst having a fun and positive learning experience. We have a very exciting year ahead with lots of learning and also lots of fun! 

My goal is that all the children become critical thinkers, active problem-solvers, inquisitive readers, diligent learners, prolific writers and kind and considerate individuals with an "I can" attitude.


Our Topic for the first term is Space.

The children will be exploring the different planets that make up the Solar System. They will discover the unique features of each of these planets, with particular emphasis on the school house planets  - Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter and Venus. They will be learning about how people travel into space and the stories of some of those intrepid astronauts.



In Year 1 the children will be learning new phonic sounds and consolidating their phonic knowledge. They will become more fluent at reading and writing as they use these phonic skills to blend sounds and segment words. The more help that you can give your child at home in recognising and practicing these sounds the more confident they will become when reading  independently. 



Please make sure that the children bring their PE bag in each Monday morning. This should include their black PE trousers/shorts, their house coloured t-shirt and trainers. They will take their PE kit home every Friday to be washed. Please check that all of the PE kit and uniform is named.


Water bottles

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle with them every day as it is very important that they drink regularly throughout the day.


Golden Rules

The children all discussed behaviours that would help make Jade Class a safe, kind and learning environment. They have signed up to these rules promising to try their best to follow them every day.

  • Use kind words
  • Listen to the teacher and the other children.
  • Keep hands and feet to ourselves.
  • Remember to put your hand up.
  • Be nice to everyone.
  • Always share.
  • Remember to say "Please", "Thank you" and "Sorry".
  • Help each other.
  • Look after all the things in the classroom and school.
  • Help tidy up.


We have had a wonderful start to the term and I look forward to getting to know you and working together so that your children may have an exciting,memorable and productive year. 


Warm regards.

Mrs Antonia Rolph


It is term 3 !!!


We have planned amazing and exciting term for you. Our theme for this term is '' Superheroes''. So in Science we will be looking at super body parts and super senses !!! 

In English we will be learning all about traditional tales (our first tale -The princess and the frog).  Have a look at our new weather station that we built outside of KS1 it will give our children the opportunity to measure rainfall, temperature and check the wind direction.

Thank you for visiting-keep coming back to find more about our learning this term.

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Welcome to Jade Class



Hello everyone!


Welcome to our new class page. On it you will find out how much we really enjoy learning.

We will be sharing our greatest achievements, heart melting moments and the snippets of fun that make our school the best place to learn.


There are lots of big smiles in our class so we hope you have fun browsing through the photos. We have a fantastic term planned for our children. This term out theme is Pirates. We are going to learn a lot about famous pirates, ships and sharks. We are also planning to organise pirates dressing up party at the end of the term.


Click on the star to see what we are learning and how you can help your child at home...