Welcome to Rubies 2018/19!
In our mixed year one and early years class we follow both the National Curriculum for Key Stage One and the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We plan our learning around the school's topics as well as the children's interests, which helps to make it exciting and relevant for our pupils. We aim to create a caring and supportive classroom environment which stimulates our children to achieve their full potential.
We have lots of opportunities for hands on, practical learning. We might be authors writing stories, scientists conducting experiments or artists and musicians creating our next masterpiece! It all happens in Ruby Class!
Our Antarctica WOW day!
During our WOW day we read the story Betty and the Yeti. We then had lots of fun making the yeti some lovely new jumpers, exploring the ice, making igloos for the yeti and playing in our fantastic new role play area to name just a few. We all had a brilliant morning and can't wait to learn all about Antarctica during our new topic!
We hope you had a wonderful holiday! Our new topic this half term is China. We are going to fly to China right out of our school hall! What will we explore when we get there?
Hello and Welcome Back!
There are lots of exciting things happening this half term! Our new topic is toys and we had a wonderful time showing our favourite toys to the class today. In English we will be using some of the characters from 'Toy Story' to write our very own toy stories and we will be making our own puppets over the next few weeks. We even have a toy shop as our role play area this half term and we are already enjoying gift-wrapping the toys for our many customers!
Happy Chinese New Year!
We have been learning all about the Chinese new year. Our role play has been turned into a Chinese restaurant where noodles are served with everything! We even had our very own noodles tasting afternoon. Most of the children really enjoyed the noodles even though they thought they looked like wiggly worms. We have also made a dragon and performed our very own dragon dance.
Rand Farm Park
This half term our topic has been 'on the farm'. We have been learning lots about animals, including how they grow and their life cycles. We have also looked at the growth of food and where our food comes from. This week we were lucky enough to go and visit Rand Farm Park. We had a fabulous day, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the weather was brilliant. During the day we had the chance to hold some of the animals including rabbits and chicks. We also looked at the chick eggs in the incubator and one of the eggs was just beginning to crack open! As well as this we fed some of the animals with animal feed and bottle fed the lambs and calves. One of the farmers then talked to us about how they milk the cows and we were able to watch as she demonstrated. Finally we had a lovely ride on the tractor and some time to play on their brilliant outdoor play area. As you can imagine, after all this excitement, we were exhausted and it was time to head back to school on the coach.
This half term we have been learning all about 'under the sea.' In literacy we have looked at the life cycle of a sea turtle, facts about sharks and we have written our own sea side poem. We have also enjoyed making sea turtle collages, jellyfish and wave paintings. We have had lots of fun in our under the sea role play area and are really excited to be turning it into a sea side cafe.
We had such an amazing time when the skate park visited our school. Look at what we can do!