22nd January 2022

A busy week for Ruby class last week!

We have been working hard on multiplication and division in maths, looking at our 3, 4 and 8 times tables! We wrote a set of instructions in English for Ug to help him make new trousers based on our class text ‘Ug – Boy Genius of the Stone Age’ by Raymond Briggs. There has been lots of creativity this week using different art mediums and textures to make animals from the Ice Age linking in with our History learning.

Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!

Miss McGill

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and are well rested and ready for the new year and term to begin.

The Ruby Class team would like to thank you not only for your continued support but also for your generosity and lovely cards and gifts we received before the Christmas break.

This term:

PE will still be on a Thursday this term so please come dressed in appropriate PE kit.

Have a lovely evening,

Miss McGill

10th December 2022

One week to go until the Christmas break!

A very busy week we’ve had! In maths, we started our new unit of multiplication and division, we planned to write an essay about volcanoes in English and finished off our DT electrical poster projects. We also began to create Christmas gonks and wrote our recipes for next week where we will make a festive treat.

Looking forward to next week:

Monday – Christmas jumpers can be worn under school uniform (including blazers)

Tuesday – Pantomime PM – see email. Full uniform.

Wednesday – Christmas jumpers can be worn under school uniform (including blazers)

Thursday – Christmas lunch and Christingle – Christmas jumpers can be worn under school uniform (including blazers)

Friday – Last Day of Term – Christmas jumpers can be worn under school uniform (including blazers)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Miss McGill

2nd December 2022

The children have worked really hard this week completing a variety of assessments. In the middle of the week, we went on our school trip to The Natural History Museum and towards the end of the week we became very festive to see in the beginning of December, finishing off with our well earned movie and treat afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss McGill

Marble Jar!

Ruby class have filled up their marble jar! Tomorrow afternoon they will receive their reward time.

After a class vote, a movie and popcorn was the most popular option. Children can bring in a blanket, pillow and a teddy (that fits inside a carrier bag) if they wish, but please can they use a named bag to store them until the afternoon.

They will have popcorn and chocolate upon request from the children, if they would like to bring their own snack in as well they can.

A great way to end assessment week!

Wednesday 30th November

Yesterday, Ruby class went to The Natural History Museum and we all had a fad day!

We travelled up by train and tube and walked to the Natural History museum. They explored, read and consolidated learning about earthquakes and volcanoes in the morning. We had lunch and then went and explored the dinosaurs and insects before heading back on the train and tube.

A great day with lots of new learning experiences!

25th November 2022

We have had a great week with lots of amazing learning happening!

We started off the week celebrating St Edmunds day where the children made flags, crowns and took part in archery. The children have been working hard and we finished our unit of addition and subtraction in maths. In English, the children produced and wrote an amazing diary entry on the kings behalf based on our class text ‘The King Who Banned the Dark’. We have also learnt how shadows are formed and the children investigated, using torches, how shadows change as a light source gets closer and further away from an object.

Natural History Museum:

On Wednesday we are off to the Natural History Museum! Please can you bring your child to Swanley train station for 9:10am.

Children should wear full school uniform, school shoes and wear a suitable coat. They will need a packed lunch in a rucksack with plenty of water to drink.

Please collect your child at 3:20pm, again from Swanley Station.

Looking forward to next week:

It is assessment week next week. The children will be completing a series of assessments along with designing, creating and producing an electrical poster as their DT project.

Monday – Literacy workshop

Wednesday – School trip to the Natural History Museum!

Thursday – PE and PTA festive fun day (the festive fun day will take place during school).

Friday – PTA Christmas market (held after school).

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss McGill

14th November 2022

On Monday morning we had a visit from Jaws ‘n’ Claws and the children loved it! There were a range of different animals that they were able to touch and handle and were also taught interesting facts about each animal.

11th November 2022

In maths this week we have been learning about written methods to add and subtract. We have been using the column method all week and the children have all worked really hard on this.

We also wrote a balanced argument during English based on our new class text ‘The King who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth, writing reasons why the king should or shouldn’t ban the dark.

In science this week, the children have been using torches to investigate what materials and objects are reflective and they continued this during their independent learning.

Reading – Accelerated Reader

You should have received a letter today from Mr Hulme regarding Accelerated Reader, our new comprehension reading programme in school. This is a really exciting addition to the school and will help your children become better readers. This week, they should have been given a book at the correct level for them. We will give them the opportunity to take quizzes in school time, you will not be able to complete these at home. Please do encourage them to read every night and hear them read to ensure their fluency is as good as it can be. We are awaiting a new delivery of books which will be added to the AR system so watch this space!

Parent Consultations

Parents meetings are on Tuesday (15th) and Wednesday (16th) next week. If you have not booked an appointment yet, please do so on the website. This will also mean that there will be no after school clubs run by teachers this week.

Reminder about uniform

Full school uniform should be worn every day, including blazers and ties, apart from a PE day (only Thursday) where PE uniform is required. Children do not need to bring in or wear blazers on a PE day.

Looking forward to next week:

Book fair after school Monday to Thursday in the KS2 hall.

Tuesday – Parent Consultations

Wednesday – Parent Consultations

Thursday – PE

Friday – Children in Need. Children are able to come into school dressed in ‘spots’ to help raise money for Children in Need. In return, we ask that if your child takes part in wearing spots, please can you donate £1 to go towards this charity. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss McGill

4th November 2022

It has been a great week back after half term!


In maths we have been busy working on adding and subtracting two and three digit numbers and in English we read our new class text this term called The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth and have planned to write a balanced argument next week.

The children loved playing tag rugby in PE this week. There has been lots of amazing independent learning happening with fact files about animals and volcanoes and some incredible cooking has been happening in our kitchen this week.


Looking forward to next week:

Thursday – PE, so please come into school in PE kit.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


Miss McGill

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