Name of Teacher(s): Mrs Brown
Name of Support Staff: Mrs Wilson, Mrs S Ireland, Mrs S Perkins
If you wish to speak to Mrs Brown, the drop-in day for Ruby class will be straight after school on Tuesdays. If this is not possible for you, please ring the school office to arrange an appointment for a more convenient day.
Ruby class have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays, though it would be advisable to make sure that children have their PE kits in school every day, as we sometimes have outside providers running additional sports sessions.
Phonics homework will always be set on a Friday and children need to return their Home Phonics book to their class teacher the following Thursday. We do not expect the children to complete this homework independently and would be very grateful if you could spend some time working with your child on the tasks and activities set each week. There will also be some spellings that we would like the children to learn from memory, so we would be grateful if you could practise these with your child. We also ask that you read five times each week with your child and FIVERS will be checked off every Monday for the previous week. Details of topic homework can also be found in the ‘Curriculum Letters’ section of this website.
We began Term 4 by becoming entrepreneurs during our whole school enterprise week. In Ruby class we decided to sell second hand books and to make book marks to sell. We put our maths skills to good use by measuring the materials we needed. We also collected some data about the types of books people like to read. We had lots of fun and we made over £100 for our school!
Our topic in Term 3 was Ice. We began the topic with a fabulous wow day where we all became polar explorers. We went on an exciting expedition to hunt for polar animals. We also investigated ice to find out what affects how quickly it melts. We came up with questions that we could investigate during our topic.
We started the new term by taking part in our whole school Arts Week. In Ruby class we learned about the artist Henri Matisse. We brought maths into our art by learning about regular and irregular 2D shapes, patterns and symmetry. We also had the opportunity to take part in a brilliant dance and yoga workshop. It was so much fun!
Our new topic is Famous Faces. We have been learning about how some significant people in the past have changed history through their inventions and ideas.
Here we are imagining what it would have been like to be a passenger on Brunel’s Great Western Railway for the first time!
During our famous faces topic we studied a local Bristol based artist called Jenny Urquhart. We recreated one of her famous pieces called ‘Flags a flying’ using collage techniques.
We also went on an exciting trip to the SS Great Britain where we got to see the amazing ship we had been learning about and we found out even more about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The children in Ruby Class have settled in brilliantly to the new school year. Our topic this term was Superheroes and all of our learning has linked to the topic. We had a fantastically fun wow day, where we all dressed up as superheroes. We read the story Supertato and we decided to make our own Supertato characters and build up scenes for our own version of the story. Later on, we received a letter from the Evil Pea who had captured some vegetables. We had to carry out lots of problem solving tasks to set the vegetables free.
In science we have been learning about how to keep our own super hero bodies healthy. We designed and made some delicious, healthy fruit kebabs.
We also all took part in an amazing Harvest assembly where we told the story of the Little Red Hen. We all helped to tell the story and we sang our Harvest songs beautifully too!