Menu
Home Page

Ruby

Summer 1 

 

This half term Year 5 and 6 are doing the topic 'Superheroes'. This topic will provide the children with a lot of opportunities to investigate and explore scientific forces in a fun, creative and physical way.

We have had a busy first two weeks designing and making our own superhero characters in Computing and Art. We have also been experimenting with things you can pull and things you can spin. Sadly Ruby class didn't do too well in the Year 5/6 tug of war but all the children tried their best. 

 

We have recently updated our timetable to include more learning opportunities for the children and I am pleased to say they are really enjoying their regular times to read non-fiction books about real life superheroes within the community. In addition to this the children have also been working more on their general handwriting and reading skills, notably enjoying our poem 'Nobody Knows' by A.A Milne. 

 

Alongside the children's individual reading books we will also be reading a story entitled 'The Bear and The Piano' by local author David Litchfield (Waterstones Illustration Book of 2016). This is a lovely story that we will be exploring through all aspects of learning and already we are seeing a real improvement in the children's ability to order events, answer a range of comprehension questions and discuss character's feelings.

We have a number of exciting things to look forward to such as our trip to Jump and our Luton Library Theatre Concert (which we hope to see you at).

We look forward to sharing our work and stories with you throughout the rest of the year. Not long till we will be saying a fond farewell to our Year 6's.

Best Wishes

David and The Ruby Class Team

Spring 1

This half term we will be exploring the topic 'Talking Textures'. This topic will provide the children with a lot of opportunities to be creative and explore many varied materials whilst also learning new language to describe the many things in their environments.

We have had a busy first week making Textured names in art and the children loved choosing different materials for each letter of their name.

For the rest of this academic year each day the children will be carrying a 10 minute handwriting warm up to music. This will hopefully improve their confidence in letter formation and in the space of a week we have already noticed a real improvement.

 

Alongside the children's individual reading books we will also be reading a story entitled 'Yes you can'. This story is all about a child who is learning to do things independently with less reliance on parental support. We will specifically be focusing on the many difficulties the children encounter when changing such as clothes being inside out, laces and complicated buttons. If you can encourage further independence at home I am sure we will all notice an improvement. Please share with us any progress you observe.

 

We look forward to sharing our work and stories with you throughout the year!

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Autumn 2

This half term we will be exploring the topic 'Mission to Mars'. We have a busy few weeks lined up with the lead up to Christmas.


So far in topic we have been learning about the planets and looking at rockets. The children have produced some beautiful art work so far this half term and have been designing and making their own rockets.

'Save the day'

'Save the day' written and recorded at e-learning by Ruby Class as part of their Expressive Arts lessons.
Picture 1

For our Christmas performance our class have chosen super heros as our themed toy and we have already started on re-writing a familiar Christmas classic.

In Literacy we have been reading ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker' and we can’t wait to go on the Elves Trail around Luton on the 23rd November.
As well as this we will also be reading with the children individually using a range of books from the school library. Here we will be building on their particular strengths and areas for improvement.


In Maths we have been learning about 'number' and the children have been working on their counting skills as well as recording information in tally charts and pictographs. We have also been looking at the basic properties of shape and using positional language to describe everyday actions and objects.

Please feel free to write in the home school books if you have any questions or wish to share any new achievements being made at home.

Year 5 & 6 year band newsletter

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hello and welcome to the Ruby Class page! 

THE TEAM

David- Class Teacher
Jenny- TA2
Lucy, Mandy, Leanne and Kimberley - TAs

Ruby class- Husnain, Abigail, Junaid, Mohammed, Huma, Tayyib, Ibrahim, Asam and Brandon 

 

OUR NEWS

 

This half term we will be exploring the topic 'Down in the Jungle'. It promises to be a fun few weeks with a Zoo trip already completed and an end of term performance lined up.


So far in topic we have been learning about the many bugs and insects that can be found in the Jungle as well as the many other animals that roam around them. Our class have chosen the Rhino Beetle as our focus and were amazed to find out that they are the strongest animal in the world (in relative terms to their size and weight), being able to carry the equivalent weight of 850 other Rhino Beetles. 


In Literacy we have been reading 'The Ugly Bugly' a story all about accepting people for their differences, regardless of appearance and ability. As well as this we will also be reading with the children individually using a range of books from the school library. Here we will be building on their particular strengths and areas for improvement.


In Maths we have been learning about 'measure' and the terms, thick/thin, long/short and wide/narrow. The children have also been using thermometers for the first time and taking the temperature of various objects and places.

 

We look forward to sharing our work and stories with you throughout the year!

Top