Ripley Infant School

Growing and Learning Together


Welcome to Skylark Class!

Our class teachers are Mrs Palmieri-Kaye (Mon/Tues/Wed) and Mrs Riley (Wed/Thurs/Fri).

Our class teaching assistants are Mrs Clayton and Miss Bull.

In year one Skylarks work towards the school ‘Aspire’ values.

In the morning we complete phonics, maths and English using engaging tasks, activities and challenges.

Our P.E days are every Tuesday and Wednesday with coaching from our AVSSP coach Mrs Start.

In the afternoon we learn about our topics through a range of activities as well as RE, PSHE, music, handwriting, PE, history, geography and computing.

Each half term we introduce a new topic and use continuous provision themed around this topic to extend the children’s learning.


Our topics for this year are:

Dinosaurs and all that!

Over the bridge and far away

This is the Greatest Show

Skylarks Assemble

Ready, Steady, Grow

Treasure Island



Homework is set every Friday for maths, spelling and handwriting. This needs to be completed and uploaded to Tapestry by the following Tuesday. There is also a creative piece of homework based around each term’s topic. All entries receive a small prize!


Reading continues to be a priority in school. Children will read as part of a focussed group 3 times a week. They also need to read at home 3 times a week. Regular reading is rewarded with a free book when children complete their book worm loyalty card.


Our class mascot is ‘Skyla’ the Skylark.

Our class mascot will choose a child every Friday to go home with for the weekend. She has her own book of adventures for you to record what she does when she stays with your child. Please ensure she is carefully looked after and comes back to class on Monday.


If you have any questions, queries or concerns please speak to one of the team on the door or contact the school office.