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Welcome to Ruby Classes’ class page. Our teacher is Miss Treacy and our teaching assistants are Mrs Amatruda and Mrs Cookson. We are also very lucky to have Ms Paul and Mrs O working with us also. 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 Easter break and everyone is refreshed and ready for the last term of this school year.


This term we will be learning about:

There is a daily Numeracy lesson. This term we will be focusing on preparing for the SATS.


We will revise place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division.

We will also revise the following:

Geometry: Shape and Position and Direction

  • Identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes including the number of sides and symmetry in a vertical line. 

  • Identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes including the number of edges, vertices and faces.  

  • Identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid] 

  • Compare and sort common 2D and  

  • Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).  

  •  3D shapes and everyday objects  



  • Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3,1/4,2/4 and ¾ of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity  

  • Write simple fractions for example, ½ 0f 6= 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½  



  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables 

  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity  

  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data  




  • Compare and sequence intervals of time.  

  • Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

There is a daily Literacy lesson based on a shared text which is read each lesson. This term we will be focusing on Fiction, Poetry and Non-Fiction this autumn term.

Our focus for fiction will be Fantastic Mr Fox.

They will be given 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.

'From Easter to Pentecost'

In this topic we will:

  • discuss the resurrection of Jesus 

  • make links to belief in the resurrection found in Luke’s account. 

  • learn about Caritas Westminster an organisation underpinned by Catholic Social Teaching and they work they do to help others. 



The children will spend a week exploring the Jewish faith. They will be understanding the roots of the religion and any similarities it has with Christianity. They will be looking at how the Torah is essential in the lives of the Jewish people and which days are regarded as special or holy. 




Animals including Humans

In this topic the children will:

  • learn that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults, 

  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) and

  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.


In ICT children will learn to 

  • In ICT we will using and programming Beebots to understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. The children will program the Beebots to move in a particular direction as imputed by them.



Sensational Safari


This term our geography topic is Sensational Safari.

  • Children will begin by revising the names and locations of the world’s seven continents and five oceans and to locate Kenya.

  • They will use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries studied at this key stage and locate Africa (Kenya). Children will then move onto devising simple maps in the context of Africa (Kenya).

  • They will learn about geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country, Kenya.

  • Throughout the topic children will use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features in the context of Africa.

  • Also they will use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map in the context of national park/ safari maps. 




In this theme, children will learn:

  • to recognise when they are cared for and when they care.

  • to understand when people leave they might still love them. 

  • to understand that people have to make hard choices and sometimes they have no choice. 

  • to learn to talk about their feelings. 

  • to learn to share someone that is important to them. 

This term children will learn how to follow pitch movement with hands and use high, low and middle voices; move up or down following changes in pitch; sing a melody accurately at pitch; recognise that symbols can represent sound, perform different pitches on percussion instruments; recognise simple patterns repeated at different pitches; create and choose sounds in response to a given stimulus. 


In the Spring term Ruby class had the opportunity to receive cricket coaching from coaches of Middlesex Cricket Club. This took place every Monday for the Spring term. 


'Throwing and Catching'

Our PE topic is 'throwing and catching.’ We have PE on Tuesdays with sports coaches. Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E. kit at school every day (a round neck t-shirt, not a polo shirt please) and that each item is clearly labelled. Children are not allowed to wear earrings during P.E. (it would be helpful if they didn’t wear them at all on these days).



Art and DT 

We will link our Art and DT lessons to our geography topic Sensational Safari. The children will use a range of resources to complete art and DT work based on this topic.

The children will also learn about the life and work of the artist George Seurat. George Seurat was a French painter who created a new painting technique called ‘pointillism.’ The children will learn about his work and try and recreate some of his famous paintings using the pointillism technique.


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. 




Ruby Class Newsletter Aut 2018









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