Ruby class have been developing their music skills through learning to play the notes on xylophones and glockenspiels. They then went on to write and perform their own musical compositions.
Ruby class have been stepping up their campaign to reduce, reuse and recycle. Today is world oceans da and ruby class are concerned that plastic waste is choking our oceans and devastating marine life. Ruby class wants to ditch plastic straws and decided to test a range of alternatives including stainless steel, silicone, shellac and paper. The straws were rigorously tested to see which performed best for being re-usable or recyclable and on their suction strength. Paper was found to be least popular because it lacks durability (often soggy or ripped by the end of the drink). Top marks went to stainless steel and silicone both of whom scored maximum suction scores , the steel was considered the most hard wearing whilst some people preferred the feel of the softer silicone in their mouths.
We have been having lots of practical tasks to help us understand decimals.
Ruby class spent a wonderful morning at Stratford Park looking for different creatures and finding out whether they were a predator or prey or both! We finished off the morning playing the food chain game.
Ruby class have been using strips of card to investigate which fractions are equivalent.
Here are the pictures from times-tables are fun and the grid method.
Look at how much fun we had at Cadbury’s World whilst learning about how a cocoa bean becomes a bar of chocolate.
The science boffins in Ruby class have been busy testing to find out if sugary treats such as chocolate. sweets or biscuits cause plaque to build up on their teeth that could cause tooth decay. Mrs Cavanagh was the control group so she had no treats. By measuring and comparing the amount of purple disclosing tablet residue left Ruby class concluded if you want to minimize plaque you should save sugary treats to mealtimes or just eat occasionally. They found out raw vegetables or cheese to be the best in between meal snack.
The Ruby class scientist have been asking lots of questions- including which drinks are bad for your teeth. They set about a fair test to find out. No-one was willing to donate their milk teeth to the experiment so they settled for placing boiled eggs into different liquids- water, milk , tea and coke. After a week the results were in The shells on the eggs left in milk and water were still perfect, the tea had stained the egg brown but the coke had cracked the egg and the shell was damaged. Conclusive proof if you want your teeth to stay strong and healthy drink water and milk and avoid sugary drinks such as coke.
Ruby class have enjoyed a scrumdidlyumptious start to the new school year. It all started with tasting a range of food – some delicious, some surprising. It certainly tingled our minds as well as our taste buds. Next we read some poems by Valerie Bloom including one called Fruits- which inspired us to write some of our own poems. We also made our very own tie-dye t shirts which we proudly wore at the harvest festival.
15 July 2019
Ruby class have been finding out in PSHE how to be a friend.
- play together
- help you if you fall over or are grieving
- care for you
- think about you when you aren’t there
- notice when you are lonely
- understand what is important to you
- share and take turns
- include every-one in their games
- shout at you
- hurt you or your feelings
- show physical aggression
- are mean or jealous
- are kind, honest and look out for you.
Fractions of amounts
23 April 2019
When we first look at fractions of amounts we use counters to help us. Once we understand we can then work with much more difficult calculations using the timestables we know.
The grid method
06 February 2019
Using our knowledge of place value and times tables we can multiply a 2 or 3 digit number by a 1 digit number.
Timestables are fun!
29 January 2019
In Ruby class we have been learning how useful our times tables are. As well as learning our tables we have looked for patterns and found out how we can use times tables to help us with puzzles and problems.
07 January 2019
In Ruby class we are learning our 4, 8 and 3 times tables. We used our 2 times tables pattern to help us with the 4 and 8 times tables.
27 November 2018
On the 21st November , at 9.15 we went to Cadbury world due our our topic Scrumdiddlyumptious!
When we got there there was a lady waiting for us. She showed us some clips about cocoa beans and cocoa pods. There was also a clip about how they were harvested. We also found out the three main ingredients of chocolate- sugar, milk and cocoa beans.After that we were shown some PPE- personal protective equiptment and one of us was chosen to try them on. PPE is important to protect the workers and make sure the chocolate is kept clean.
Next we went on a path which warned us to be aware of the snakes , finally two ladies met us and told us all about John Cadbury and how the chocolate factory began.
Later we wrote or names in chocolate and got to taste some melted chocolate topped with marshmallows, jelly babies, crunchie pieces or biscuit crumbs- delicious.
07 November 2018
What fun we had birdwatching to introduce our class reading book “My dad is a birdman” but what is a birdman? A creature that is half man half bird ? A man who looks after birds? Is he a super hero ? Is he a man who likes to eat worms and dress up as a bird? we can’t wait to read the book to find out!