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 Monster Phonics – k, ck, e, u, r

Ruby Bridges Class Monster Phonics 21 Oct 2020

Ruby Bridges Class Monster Phonics 16 Oct 2020

Ruby Bridges Class weekly update 16 Oct 2020

We’ve had another amazing week in our class!

In Phonics we have learnt the sound m, d and g and the words on, am, up and was. Year 1s have been busy reading and writing lots of words for their phonics assessment, everyone worked really hard.

In maths we have been looking at size, mass and capacity and discussed the vocabulary that we need to use. Year ones have been counting reliably and finding one more and one less.

In topic we have been reminding ourselves what makes a good friend, as a class we came up with a list and this will go up in the class to remind everyone what they need to do.

Pumpkin went home with Alice on Thursday for being a caring friend to all. Pumpkin will get to go home with every child so please remind your child that they will get a chance to take him home.

We also enjoyed a zoom visit from Reverend Andrews to celebrate Harvest and discuss all the things that we are thankful for, it was lots of fun and the children loved seeing themselves on camera!


Your child needs their book bag, coat (with a hood or a hat) and a fresh bottle of water (not squash please) every day.

Ruby Bridges class update 09 Oct 2020

This week in Ruby Bridges, Reception have learnt the new sounds i and n and the high frequency words as, in, is, it and I. We have been sounding out words and blending them for reading e.g. s-a-t=sat. Year 1s have been consolidating their learning and reading lots of captions and sentences. This week the new Monster Phonics books (R & Yr 1) will come home, please practice this with your child three or more times a week as well as practicing their tricky words. In maths we have continued with patterns, patterns in claps, pictures, numicon and numberblocks. We have also focused on more and fewer/less. We have been busy voting for our class bears name and ‘Pumpkin’ will go home each week with a different child. The bear and the journal will come home in a bag on a Thursday and will need to be returned on Monday so that it can be quarantined  and washed, ready to go home again the following Thursday. This will start on Thursday 12th October.  Also,  congratulations to Lily W, Alice and Miloh for becoming our new School Council members for Ruby Bridges Class.

Please make sure your child has their coat, book bag and water bottle every day. The weather is changeable and we often have children with no coat. Book bags need to contain their reading book, their reading record and their tag words, we cannot give your child a new book until the old one has been returned. Many thanks for your continued support.

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