Summer Term in Ruby Class

Welcome to Autumn Term in Ruby Class!

I hope you had a nice and relaxing Summer break and 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 Class Assembly will be on the 18th October 10am 😊


Our focus in Ruby class this term is on Number. We will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction and we will be using our Math’s knowledge to make connections and solve real life problems. Strategies will be taught to support your child’s needs. I strongly encourage parents and carers to help their children at home with practical activities such as telling the time and counting coins in the supermarket as this will support them further.



In this learning area, we will be looking at the ways we can take care of our bodies. We will be looking at what makes a balanced diet, the importance of eating fruit and vegetables and ways of being physically active throughout the day.



This term we will be using specific texts to engage your child in learning. We will be reading Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs and Zeraffa Giraffa by Diane Hoffmeyr. The children will create sequels and retelling as well as writing informal letters.



In RE this term, we will be learning about different Christian beliefs and traditions, including their attitude towards prayer, the Bible, Baptism, Holy Communion and music. Our key question is ‘why did Jesus teach the Lod’s prayer as the way to pray?’.



Throughout this term, we will be studying people who have made significant contributions both nationally and internationally. We will primarily look at influential women during the British Empire such as Edith Cavell, Mary Seacole, Emmeline Pankhurst and Florence Nightingale. We will learn about their achievements.



The children will be learning how to improve our typing skills as well as write a digital story. We will also have a focus on how to stay safe when going online.



Animals including humans is our topic this term. We will zoom in more on the life cycles of humans, frogs, butterflies and chickens and also explore why exercise, a balanced diet and hygiene is important for humans.



Ruby class will have PE every Monday morning with their class teacher.  Children will develop their fundamental ball skills such as throwing and catching, rolling, hitting a target, dribbling with both hands and feet and kicking a ball. Every Wednesday Lance will take the children where they will be doing athletics, gymnastics and multi-skills games.

Pupils will have the opportunity to work independently, in pairs and small groups.

Home learning

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.