Ruby class

 Welcome to Ruby Class!


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!

Science Week: Explore and Discover

During Science Week we have all had a go at discovering more about separation when Dr Lori and the team helped us to investigate chromatography.  We used red food colouring, made predictions and observed the outcomes carefully.  You could try some chromatography at home using different types of paper and some water-based pens.  Following our workshop on Skeletons led by Mundipharma, we have been exploring ideas about growing and bones, and have enjoyed some science clips about the big discoveries in space.


So far this term…Is there a twist in the tale?

This Spring, our topic will have an English and Geography focus. We will be learning about traditional story characters: reading and writing some alternative versions of well-known stories.  We will be using geography skills to map the story trail and create our own story maps, as well as going on fantastic journeys in art.

During the second half of the Spring term we will be thinking about humans and other animals, learning what we all need to stay healthy. Throughout the term in RE we will be learning about Jesus as a teacher and leader, and finding out about some of the stories he told. We will be learning about the Easter story and of its importance to Christians.  In PE we will be developing our kicking and dribbling skills outside.

Have a look at the story websites:   (a mixture of stories to listen to and watch)  (stories in different languages)

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

In Maths we begin the term focusing on developing our fluency with multiplication. We will focus on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

One of our favourite games at the moment is Hit the Button. Why not play this at home, can children increase their speed?

troll-goat-bridge troll-goat-bridge  

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 pic

Children 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.


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.



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