Summer Term in Ruby Class
Welcome to Summer Term in Ruby Class!
I do hope you had a wonderful Easter break and are ready to start the new term. I am excited for our learning journey ahead and supporting your child to be young successful learners and confident individuals.
Our topic this term is ‘Oceans and Seas – We need to act now!’ We will have the opportunity to research about the oceans and seas of the world. We will learn of famous voyages and the effects of pollution to marine life.
Dates for your diary:
PE: Monday and Tuesday (Don’t forget your kit)
Enquiry Based Concepts:
Fulfilling future: We are stewards of the earth (linked to our English, Geography and Science).
Growing in Confidence: Peaceful relationships are created through mutual understanding and respect (linked to our English, Geography and Science).
Our focus in Ruby class this term is on Fractions, Time, Statistics and Geometry. We will use our Math’s knowledge to make connections, reason and solve real life problems. We look forward to all the maths challenges coming our way!
For the first part of the summer term, we will study two books, Lila and the Secret of the Rain and The Emperor’s Eggs. Not only will the students be involved in writing narration, poetry and letters inspired by these two books but the students will use their learning to make cross curricular links with other subjects.
In RE this term, we will begin by learning about Judaism. We will be focus on beliefs and how they impact the life of a person of Jewish faith. In the second half of the term, we will research as to why Christians make and keep promises before God.
Throughout this term, we will study the Oceans, Seas and climate. We will learn about the oceans and seas around the UK and throughout the world. Focus of study will include the effects of pollution on marine life, climate around the world and seasonal change.
A focus of computing this term is digital photography where the students will take digital photographs and learn to recognise that photographs can be digitally edited. Towards the second half of the summer term, students will start to learn about simple coding.
‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ is the area of science which we will study this term. We will learn about micro-habitats and food chains. The students will learn the importance of farming and food chains. They will understand how the sun is part of the food chain.
We will study Mental Health with the focus of working and playing together. Students will learn the importance of cooperation, searching for solutions to solve conflicts between friends and strategies to deal with bullying.
Throughout this term, the students learn of the fundamentals behind sports. They will partake in athletics, practice their ball skills and play invasion games.
Pupils will have the opportunity to work independently, in pairs and small groups.
Home learning will be set every Friday. Children will bring home a home learning pack which aligns with teacher they do in the classroom. Please discuss and work through the tasks with your child. If you have any clarifying questions of the tasks set, please do not hesitate to ask. Home learning will be collected every Wednesday.
Reading is a big focus in our class! Each day, your child will bring home their St Mark’s reading logs and books to read. Children must remember to bring them back to school every day signed by an adult.