Ruby class

 Welcome to Ruby Class!

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We are a class of thirty awesome children, our Teacher Mrs Ward and Teaching Assistant Haleh.

The best way to find out about our class is to ask the children, but as they cannot be here right now… read on!

Would you rather be a bear or a butterfly?

This Summer Term will be busy!  In the first half we will be learning about powerful plants, investigating and finding out what they need to start growing, and planting our own seeds.

Later we will be going Bonkers about Bugs, visiting Wicken Fen to learn about micro-habitats and getting really close with microscopes! We will also meet some great story characters as we read some of the books by Julia Donaldson.

After half term we will be globe-trotting as we discover the oceans and continents, and find out about some of the habitats around the world.  We will also be going back in time to discover a Victorian heroine and find out about her ocean adventure!

In Religious Education we learning about Sikhism, stories and symbols, and in PE we will get some top class cricket coaching as well as focusing on our athletic skills as we look forward to Sports Day at the end of the Summer Term.

Revise your learning about health and the body at these websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/health_growth.shtml    (BBC interactive game and quiz)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/health_and_growth/play/   (helping out at the animal hospital game

Or try out these creepy-crawly pages –  remember to stay safe online!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/living_things/play/

(BBC interactive game and quiz)

http://justkidsgames.com/play.php?BuildABug

(build a bug then get it across the swamp safely)

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/insects/newbug.html

(an American site where you can make a bug from a bank of body parts)

http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/arthropod1.htm

(information on the amazing world of arthropods)

Please be aware that these are external websites and not associated with Morley Memorial Primary School.

General Information

Book-bags should be brought into school every day: we encourage children to be as independent as possible and to remember their book-bag for themselves. We hear children read in weekly Guided Reading sessions, and individually at other times.

Children are encouraged to change their books regularly for themselves.

 

Our PE days are on Wednesdays (outdoor) and Fridays (indoor)

A PE kit consists of: T-shirt, shorts, long sleeved top and jogging bottoms, spare socks, trainers or plimsolls.  Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery please.  Please leave PE kits in school (unless it needs washing of course!) so that we can be flexible with our timetable if we need to be.  If your child does not have the correct PE Kit they will not be able to participate actively in that session, so please help by ensuring the kit is in school.  We do send a reminder slip home if your child does not have the correct PE kit, as verbal messages via child-mail often don’t get through!

PE lesson picChildren will need to provide a named water bottle which should be brought into school daily; it will be returned daily for cleaning. This should be filled every morning in school.  The class tap is drinking water.

water bottle

Children visit the school library most weeks. Our Library Day is Thursday. Children are given the opportunity to choose and borrow a book in addition to the class readers. Children can change their library book weekly or keep a book for a little longer. We want all the children to have access to school library books so if library books are not returned we ask for a contribution towards its replacement.

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Homework will usually be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Tuesday. There will be a curriculum related task and some handwriting to practise. We also send home word lists which follow the pattern we are learning in class Phonics lessons, and are for you to practise spelling at home. There will be times when homework is a research task, learning a poem or other practical task.  Please record a note in the homework book giving an indicator of how your child found the homework.  More detailed information is available in the Home Learning Policy which can be found in the ‘Our School’ section of the website.  If you have any further questions or concerns about the homework, please come in and talk to us.

Some parents/carers send in sweets or cakes to share on a child’s birthday. Considering our Healthy School status, if you did want to send in a treat, you may wish to consider a book, game or fruit alternative to sugary snacks.  Please remember there is no obligation to send in birthday treats of any kind!

Do you have time to spare or skills to share? Or BOTH?

We welcome volunteers either regularly or as a one-off visit connected with the curriculum. You may like to come and help in class with group work, regular reading, or on days when we need extra adult help such as Design and Technology Days.  We also need parent/carers to help when we go out of school on class trips, locally or further afield.   Please contact us if you are able to offer some of your time.

volunteer

KS1 SATS

Currently we are expecting children to take the SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) in May 2018, however government policies do change, so should we hear differently we will let you know!  The Year Two team will provide you with more information on how we deliver the tests nearer the time, however, in the meantime you might like to watch this short clip by Micheal Tidd (Deputy Headteacher from Nottinghamshire & blogger on Primary Assessment) which covers information about the SATS from May 2017.

KS1 SATS video