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Friday 27th March


Happy Friday everyone! A few ideas for today.. 


Maths – Number 5 today. Can you find 5 things of the same colour? How can we make 5, can you find different ways if making it?

You could sing some nursery rhymes that are about the number 5. Try 'Five little ducks', 'Five little monkeys' or 'Five little speckled frogs.


Phonics - Find the read and draw page in your pack. Have a go at drawing a picture to go with the word. Maybe you could make some up of your own. Have a look though your favourite story book, can you spot any of our 'take a picture' words? Look out for the, was, he, she, they. Why don't you build a den that you can sit inside with your story books whilst you do this.  



Building challenge - Build a model of your house using building bricks. Can you label it when you've finished? 

Creative challenge - Find some materials outside that you can collect and make a picture out of. Leaves, petals, sticks, grass. What creations can you come up with?




Thursday 26th March


Good morning Rubies! It's another lovely, sunny day. Thank you for all of your emails and pictures, it's been lovely to see what you've been up to. We will put some of your photos up tomorrow.


Some suggestions for today...

Maths – focus on the number 4 today. Find the the number sheet about this number. Have a go at writing 4, then see if you can find 4 of something in your house or outside in the garden. What different ways can we make 4? Have a think about how to make 4 using a part part whole model using things that you have found. How about 2 pink petals and 2 red petals. Can you find another way?


Phonics - play eye spy with someone at home. Can you try and spy something with a different starting sound each time? 

Have a look in your pack and find the Key and Lock Tricky words sheet. Instead of drawing lines to match them, why don't you cut them up and play a matching pairs game with mummy or daddy? When you find a pair, challenge yourself to say a sentence with the word you've matched in it. 


Challenge - Play a game - guess the animal. Use your body to pretend to be different animals. You could be a snake and slither across the floor, a stomping elephant or a jumping frog. How many different animals can you be? Can your bother, sister, mummy or daddy guess who you are? Get them to have a go to! 


Have a great day!


Wednesday 25th March

Good morning Ruby class!

Did anybody see the frost this morning? If so what did it look like? Did you try to make patterns in it?

Maths – focus on numbers 2 and 3. Find the two number sheets about these numbers. Can you go on  a number hunt in the garden and find 1 of something, 2 of a different object then three of another object? Can you draw the sets?  Definitely another number drawing with water and a paintbrush! Can you begin to make your own number line, you could find pebbles and begin to draw the numbers on them and the number of objects they represent. Can you draw a part part whole model to make 3?


Phonics – find the balloons tricky word sheet. You could cut out and make your own balloons with the tricky words. Can you ask Mummy or Daddy to hide them around the house and garden to find? Can you use a stick and have a go at writing them in the mud or a tray of flour?

Can you have a go at writing each word? Can you say a sentence which includes each word?


Topic –  find the gross motor activity cards. Can you do the chair aerobics, make sure you get your family to join in!

Can you make your name out of Lego or Duplo bricks?

Can you use any old boxes to make a model then write a label to describe what it is?

Tuesday 24th March

Good morning Ruby Class smiley

How was your first day yesterday, I hope that you enjoyed the sunshine. 


Suggestions for today.

MATHS- In your pack there were two pages on number 0 and 1. You could practice writing these digits, why not start by going into the garden, can you find plants with one flower, can you find one stone. Can you use a bucket of water and paint brush to practice writing your numbers on the patio? Or if you have chalk you could use this. 

On each sheet are some number problems, can you make up your own? You could show the others in your family how to write a number sentence.

                                    six is the same as three add three

                                               6 = 3+3

PHONICS - In your pack were some pages which ask you to match a pictue to a three letter word (cvc word). Instead of doing this on the sheet, could you have a go at reading the word, writing it in your red book and then draw your own picture?

Can you time yourself reading through the words, you could try each day this week and let us know if you speed up each day!


CHALLENGE- In your Lego Challenge pack choose from

- build a rocket  .Can you make a label for your rocket, you could include what colour bricks you have used, count how many bricks you used and write this number on your model.

- make a sculpture using 18 bricks. Send in your models and we can put some onto our webpage!


Most importantly have fun, remember in school you only sit down for a short period of time, no input is longer than 15 minutes and directed table activities the same smiley

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Rubies you are all amazing, we have been so fortunate to watch you grow and flourish since September, to be part of your journey has been a privilege. 


Whilst you are on your break we are going to miss each and every one of you and your joy of learning. I know you will have so much to share with us when you are back but please do keep in contact and share your learning. 

The Ruby Reception Team


What a fantastic day for World Book Day yesterday! Well done to all the children for their super dressing up and thank you to all of our visitors that came to share a story with us. We listened to lots of stories throughout the day and even had some time sharing stories with the Year 3 children. 

Welcome back!

We hope that you all had a brilliant half-term holiday. This term we are thinking about our Wonderful World. 

We are starting off this week with the story of Penguin Small.

We are thinking about doctors, nurses and dentists this week

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the Spring term, we hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year break. It's been lovely to see all of the children back in class and we've started with an exciting new topic! For this half term, we will be looking at People Who Help Us and we've already had a visit from one of our lovely parents and his two police dogs. If you work in an industry that you think we may look at and would like to come and visit us, we would love to welcome you in! Please come and speak to us or send us an email and we can arrange a time for you to visit.

In phonics, we continue with our Phase 3 sounds and building/reading sentences that use the sounds we have learnt. We are continuously practicing blending and segmenting throughout the day as we have a go at reading and writing. 

In Maths, we are looking at making 5. This includes adding and subtracting within 5 and building a good picture of the numbers and amounts that make up 5. 


Some games in between nativity performances!

After celebrating Diwali we have now ventured into Space!

Little red hen- how can we separate the seeds from the flour? What happens when we mix water with cornflour? Our scientists were investigating today!

Friday 18th October

We've had a great couple of weeks in Ruby class with some lovely learning taking place around the theme of Autumn. Thank you for the leaf donations, we've made some lovely pictures using them linked to the story 'Leafman'. We did finally find him in the book which he told us to read!

Our phonics learning is coming along really well too with the children recognising and saying lots of the phase 2 sounds. We are working on our beginning sounds of words and spotting groups of words with the same sound.

In Maths, we are working on numbers up to 5. The children have been great recognising the number 5 all around the school and in books. We have made 5 in different ways and are beginning to realise that it can be seen in different forms.

This week, we read the story 'Pumpkin Soup' and have had a look at pumpkins guessing what they might be like inside. Lots of scooping out the seeds followed along with a good feel which enabled us to use some great descriptive words!


Have you seen Leaf Man?

He was last seen asleep in our classroom, keep a look out in the woods!

Wednesday 2nd October

Next week we will be using the theme of 'Autumn' for our learning. If you could collect any Autumn leaves and bring them into school, that would be great. If they can be pressed, that would be even better!

Thank you. 

Ruby class have settled into school life brilliantly! Over the last couple of weeks, we have spent time getting to know each other and thinking about how we can be good friends that are kind and helpful.

We have started our phonics learning journey and we have been sorting objects by thinking about their beginning sounds. We've also had a go at writing each new letter that we have learnt. In Maths, we have started thinking about the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in detail. We've thought about what they look like, how they can be represented, the order they go in and how they can be made by adding numbers together. 

A Quick Note!


We have sent an email out to all parents today about our individual children's photos, which were due to be taken tomorrow in school. We know that some Reception parents haven't been getting their school emails so we're letting you know here too.


One of our wonderful parents takes our photos for us each year. The weather forecast is not good for tomorrow and so she has asked to have the date postponed until NEXT TUESDAY, 1st October, instead, when hopefully it will be drier and she can take the children's photos outside.


If you have a pre-school child who you would like to have a photo of with their older sibling, Mrs Firmin will be in the playground from 8.30am next Tuesday, and we invite parents to bring their children around so that this photo can be taken before school starts. The school children will then have their individual photos taken during the school day.

Welcome Ruby Class!


A huge welcome to all our new children (and families) in Ruby class. The children have settled in brilliantly over the last couple of weeks and we have been enjoying spending time getting to know them all whilst carrying out lots of different activities.


Thank you to parents for helping in the mornings by encouraging children into the classroom on their own, the children are getting the hang of our morning routines well. Please do use our contact book if you need to let us know anything such as different collection arrangements. As you've probably seen, it can be hard for us to talk to you at the beginning of the day when all of the children are arriving.


We would like to welcome you into school on Wednesday afternoon for our information meeting at 2.15pm. We will go over many questions that you may have, and will give you the opportunity to ask more if you need to!


We look forward to seeing you then.


Best wishes,


The Reception Team

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