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Welcome to Ruby Classes’ class page. Our teacher is Miss Treacy and our teaching assistant is Mrs Amatruda. On our page you will find pictures of our classroom, our termly newsletter and some information about what we will be covering this term.

We hope everyone had a lovely break and everyone is refreshed and ready for the Spring term.

 

 

This term we will be learning about:

 

In Numeracy this term we will be focusing on the following:

  • counting properties of numbers

  • place value

  • ordering and estimating numbers

  • addition and subtraction

  • fractions

  • handling data

  • space, shape and measure

 

Please continue to revise basic numeracy skills such as the 2, 5 and 10 times tables number bonds, odd and even numbers, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

This term, we will focus on Traditional Tales.

Children will have weekly spellings to learn for a test and other Literacy homework to fit in with weekly work.

There will be weekly handwriting practice, spelling test and comprehension work.

Collaborative/Guided Reading will take place regularly and the children will read in set groups.  Some children will be reading individually on a daily basis

Big Writing (creative writing) will also take place each week.

 

Reading Records

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book into class each day and please read regularly with your child at home. Remember to ask your child questions about the text they read as this will help them to improve their comprehension skills. Please ensure you have wrote a comment in their reading records when you read with them.

‘People of Prayer’

This term our topic is ‘People of Prayer.’ The children will learn to:

  • Recognise or use some of the signs, symbols and religious terms to describe and explain the celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany.

  • Recognise and/or describe how people live the Beatitudes.

  • Recognise or describe the Lord’s Prayer.

  • Explain why the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer are an important part of Christian prayer and life.

 

From Lent to Easter

In the second half term our topic will be ‘From Lent to Easter.’ Children will learn about the importance of Lent and how it helps us to prepare for the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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Judaism

The children spent a week exploring the Jewish faith. They begun to understand the roots of the religion. They looked at how the Torah is essential in the lives of the Jewish people and which days are regarded as special or holy. 

 

OUR JUDAISM WORKSHOP 2019:

 

Plants 


This term we will be learning about Plants. Children will learn to:

·      identify and name a variety of common plants

·      describe the basic structure of a variety of common plants

·      observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

·      describe the types of weather conditions needed.

This term children will develop their knowledge and understanding of ‘Powerpoint.’ They will learn to open and save a power point, how to add images and animations and how to add text.

The children will also focus on programming a floor turtle.

They will learn:

  • That control devices must be programmed and hat they follow instructions that contain numerical data, to use the appropriate keys to make the floor turtle go forwards, backwards, left and right.

  • To know that instructions can be sequenced for more complicated tasks.

  • To enter a sequence of instructions.

  • To know that instructions can be repeated.

  • To use the repeat key produce symmetrical shapes.

  • To know that devices that carry out repeated actions follow stored instructions.

 

 

                                                 Geography

This term children will be learning about different types of weather. They will learn about the common types of weather in the UK and in other parts of the world. We will also focus on describing the types of weather associated with the seasons.

 

 

This term our SEAL topics are ‘Going for Goals’ and ‘Good to be Me.’

 

 

This term children will learn what is meant by ‘pitch’ and how to control the pitch of their own voice. We will also discuss and use percussion instruments this term.

 

 

'Netball'

This term the children will be focusing on Netball. We have PE on Thursdays with sports coaches. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit and that everything is labelled with your child’s name. Please can you make sure that your child’s earrings are removed on this day.

 

 

Art and DT 

We will link our Art and DT lessons to our space topic.

In this unit children will be using the following skills to create pieces of work linked to our topic explorers:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

  • To use drawing and painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

 

Homework will be given out on Thursdays and will need to be returned to school for marking on Monday.  Alongside homework it would be helpful to your child if you could help them practise reading and writing spellings given each week, reading and spelling common exception words and helping them practise the two, five and ten times tables (please note they must know these in sequence, mixed up and related division facts).  Spellings and tables will be assessed weekly. Please not that additional work may be given to your child during the week to aid their learning.  

 

Edward De Bono's six thinking hats

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!

 

Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

For more information about the curriculum please contact your child's teacher. 

 

 

 

2019-2020 CLASS DOCUMENTS

AUTUMN TERM FS MTP 2019

EXPLORERS TOPIC WEB 2019

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

TIMETABLE

 

NEWSLETTER SPRING 2020

TIMETABLE SPRING 2020

FOUNDATION SUBJECT PLANNING SPRING 2020

 

2018-2019 CLASS DOCUMENTS

Ruby Class Newsletter Aut 2018

AUTUMN TIMETABLE

NEWSLETTER

EXPLORERS TOPIC WEB 2018

FIRE AND ICE TOPIC WEB

SPRING TERM MEDIUM TERM PLAN

SPRING TIMETABLE

SUMMER TERM MTP 2019

NEWSLETTER

Ruby Timetable Summer

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS NCT 2018

Information for parents: Assessment results at the end of key stage 1