Ruby Bridges Class

Welcome to Ruby Bridges Class! We are a mixed class of Reception and Year 1 children.  We are taught by Mrs Steers (Monday to Thursday) and Miss Howett (Friday). We have three wonderful TA’s in our class; Mrs Betts, Mrs Farrow and Mrs McGuire.

We are awesome children who aspire to achieve together because ‘together we are stronger’. We learn through a mix of child initiated and adult led learning.

This year, our class is named after Ruby Bridges. 

Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) was the first African-American child (at the tender age of 6) to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on 14 November 1960. 

Ruby still lives in New Orleans. She runs the Ruby Bridges Foundation to help troubled children at William Frantz and other schools. ... Today, Ruby Bridges continues to live in New Orleans and works in schools around the country to promote education.

Ruby Bridges class weekly update w/e 18/12/2020

What a fantastic last week. Your children have been amazing. In Phonics we have learnt the ‘oo’ sound (food, pool, cool, moon) and used the sound to write sentences linked to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. In Maths we have been ordering the days of the week, learning the months of the year and practising writing numbers 0-10. In Topic we have been learning about the Christmas story and also talking about how Christmas is celebrated in other Countries. Year 1s have been comparing two number sentences to work out which is more than, less than or equal to. They have also worked really hard to recognise and use the split digraphs; a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e. We have also had lots of fun crafting, making and enjoying the lead up to Christmas. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Virtual Pantomime on Wednesday.

We hope you have a great break with your family and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Ruby Bridges class weekly update w/e 11/12/2020

This week in Ruby Bridges we have learnt the new sound; ch, sh, th, th and ng. We have also learnt to read the focus words day, play, away, see and of. In maths we have been talking about ordering familiar events and discussing time and measuring short periods of time in simple ways. In Topic we have been discussing prime colours and colour mixing to make new colours. We have painted lots of lovely animals linked to our story and created a class collage of a farm. In PE we had lots of fun doing Mini Muay Thai and Cosmic Yoga. The Year 1s have been learning the a-e, i-e and e-e split digraphs. The new spellings will continue to go onto google classroom, please make sure you have logged into your account so that you can support your child with their spelling test on Friday. In Maths the Years 1s have been continuing with subtraction using pictures and use of a number line. In English we have been using the word ‘and’ to write lots of sentences around our class book. We also had lots of fun making our class crowns for our Christmas song and for our Christmas lunch next week.

Ruby Bridges weekly class update w/e 04/12/2020

This week in phonics we have learnt the new sounds; y, z, zz and qu. We have also learnt the focus words; come, this, all, for and look.

In Maths we have been looking at one more and one less.

In Topic we have been concentrating on teamwork and how important it is to work as a team.

Year 1s have been looking at the plurals s/es and when to add them. In Maths they have been looking at subtraction, crossing out, finding the difference and counting back.  In English we have been writing lots of facts about farmyard animals.

We had another fantastic week in PE, this week we shortened the Mini Muay Thai and added some Cosmic Yoga onto the end.

We have also been busy doing lots of Christmas related jobs that you will get to see soon!

We are currently learning the first verse of Jingle Bells, if you could practise this at home it would be very much appreciated.

Well done to William who received this week’s JONK certificate for showing Resilience.

Ruby Bridges Week 8 j v w x Monster phonics

Ruby Bridges class weekly update w/e 27/11/2020

This week in Ruby Bridges Class we have learnt the new sounds; j, v, w and x along with the focus words; can, yes, like, they and said. In maths we have been looking at how to represent the number 4 and 5, looking at more and fewer and discussing a number sentence. In topic we have been re-telling the story of ‘What the ladybird heard’ and creating our own maps. 

Year 1s have been busy learning the ai, ay, oi and oy sounds. Please don’t forget their weekly spellings go home on a Friday on google classroom and they are tested the following week. In maths the Year 1 children have been filling in missing ten frames and number sentences and looking at greater and less than. In English we have been writing lots of sentences and completed our independent writing piece.

We are all really enjoying our mini Muay Tai in PE, please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kit. 

We have started our JONK certificates and this week’s certificate went to Elora for showing great Resilience. Well done Ruby Bridges, another fantastic week.

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