Ruyton History

The topic this term is all about our local history – we have begun the term with a study of the way houses and streets have changed.  This week we were looking at the origins of the school.  We will be delving deeper into the history of Ruyton and we have our local expert visiting next week to help the children understand why the town is here and how history has shaped us.

I am encouraging anyone in the town to use the walking guide by Yoland Brown to support the children in understanding how the town has changed over time.

Next week we will finish our class book The Wreck of the Zanzibar and will begin reading some more books that are based on diaries which will support the children’s writing.

 

Homework for Rabbits 16/1/20

Homework is due in by Tuesday 21st January please.

Can children complete the maths tasks in their books.  Also, they have been expanding their vocabulary through reading The Wreck of the Zanzibar; the following words are from that book.  The children must write a sentence for each word in this list:

  • Hauled
  • Tormented
  • Bombarded
  • Unblinking
  • Driftwood

Year 2 Maths

10 +1 =   10 -2 =
11 + 3=   12 – 3=
16 + 3 =   14 – 2 =
17 + 4 =   17 – 4 =
20 +2 =   20 -3 =
23 + 3=   24 – 3=
24 + 4=   25 – 4=
26 + 2 =   27 – 2 =
27 + 3 =   29 – 3 =

 

Year 3 maths

 Work out these additions, using the column method:

a.)  27 + 23 =

b.) 28 + 87 =

c.)   273 + 68 =

d.) 811 + 121 =

e.)  779 + 283 =

f.)  767 + 676 =

Complete these calculations mentally:

a.)  34 – 14 =

b.) 109 – 28 =

c.)   336 – 38 =

d.) 121 – 101 =

e.)  414 – 324 =

f.) 296 – 73 =

 

 Work out these subtractions, using the column method:

a.)  57 – 28 =

b.) 296 – 142 =

c.)   273 – 68 =

d.) 811 – 418 =

e.)  779 – 283 =

f.) 767 – 676 =

 

 

 

 

 

Solve these problems:

a.)    Find the sum of 628 and 479.

b.)    Find the difference between 876 and 492.

c.)    Rebecca has £727. She is given £439 more. How much does she now have?

 

 

New spellings for testing in week 3

This week’s spellings are below:  The children need to learn these thoroughly please to ensure they are improving their writing.  Thank you.

Year 2 – words with the ‘o’ sound and the ‘a’ spelling

want watch wander quantity squash quality squabble squad quad quarrel

Year 3 – Using the prefix ‘bi’ (meaning two) and ‘re’

bicycle biplane bicect bilingual biannual redecorate reappear reapply repay rebuild

Our New Topic – Local History

History Investigation 001The children began investigating local history by looking at the photographs of Ruyton XI towns and making notes or commenting on the changes that they had observed.  They were very excited about spotting major historical events such as when electricity became available, and how much the roads had changed since the 1800’s.  The topic will take us into research on the origins of the school, the Church and the War Memorial.

 

Homework – 9 January 2020 – for handing in 14 January 2020

We are working on our new topic of local history. This week, we have looked at old photographs through the ages, of Ruyton XI Towns.  To continue our research I would like the children to find out when their own house was built.  What type of house it is – brick, stone etc.?  They need to write down what type of house it is, a farm house or a town house for example.  They need to complete their work in the homework books.  They can include a photograph or a picture of their house.

Homework for final week of term.

Please make sure the children have read their reading books and marked down the page number in their reading diaries.  They will get marks on their record to go towards the final prize hamper for the most reading entries in their reading diaries.

Visit From Mr Scrooge

Rabbits were lucky enough to have a visit from ‘Mr Scrooge’ on Monday.  They had invited him to class to ask questions before writing an article about him and his life.  The children enjoyed asking questions and pretending to be journalists for the morning.  This week, they have written some newspaper articles and worked in teams to create a newspaper including timetables of Santa’s journey on Christmas Eve.

Mr Scrooge 005