Rucstall Primary School

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It is lovely to have you all back and to hear your exciting news about your holiday.

This term we are learning about mini-beasts, which I know a lot of you have shown a great interest in already. We will be nature detectives, investigating their habitats, and making observations in three areas of our school grounds. Also, we will be growing three different types of seeds to observe how they germinate and grow and what are the best conditions for this. I have displayed the food chains we made just before the holidays, some are displayed outside the kitchen and the others are on the class topic board. This term you will be allowed on the adventure trail and to build up those muscles and become really strong and fast. PE days: we will try to aim for either Wednesday or Thursday but definitely on Friday as we have the hall to ourselves.


My Maths has been updated for the rest of the term.


Happy learning.


Mrs James


Welcome back Fir Class,

This term’s topic is about ‘animals.’ This week we are starting by looking for animals on our school grounds, you never know what you might find in the woods! In addition, it has just been confirmed that we will be having a visitor bringing in some animals to school to show and for us to listen and ask questions. One of them is an animal that we can’t say out loud (you know what I mean Fir Class).

The role play is for you to create a zoo or a nature reserve, or both, you decide. We have lots of Science lessons this term and British Science week where you will be visiting a classroom to take part in a carousel of activities with the theme being, ‘Journey’.

PE will be Wednesday, Thursday or Friday depending on the weather. Please remember warm PE clothing for the children for this term and PE shoes.

I have set up MyMaths homework until the end of the Easter holidays. For pupils struggling to log on try google chrome as a browser.

Many thanks

Mrs James

Spring Term 1

                                                                         Topic- Toys:

Dear Fir class,

                            I do hope you had a great holiday and are looking forward to our trip to Milestone Museum which will be the introduction to this term's topic, toys. I just want to say, thank you for all the cards and presents I received, they were really very thoughtful.


We will be looking at toys from the past and present, it would be great to talk to  older friends and relatives about the toys they enjoyed or wanted as a child. Do they still have them? 


Our PE days are either Wednesday or Thursday (weather dependent) but definitely Friday. Please make sure you have warm clothing for outside as it is winter. 



See you soon.

Mrs James

Homework booklet

Topic Web Dungeons and Dragons

Autumn 1 Homework

Dear Fir Class,

I am so excited to see you and looking forward to seeing my new and old class members. Thank you for all my presents that I received at the end of last term, I really appreciate the thoughts behind the gifts.

This term is ‘Dungeons and Dragons,’ I am rather proud of the Dungeon role-play area but we do have to be carefully as it is quite fragile so we could have a lot of escaped prisoners on our hands.

We will also be learning about dragons and other animals that hatch from eggs and how to care for other animals.

We will be comparing William the Conqueror and Queen Elizabeth I, (with an opportunity to draw a self-portrait as a Queen or King) as well as looking at the map of the UK and plotting castles and other landmarks of the UK.

MyMaths will be set up by the end of next week and Bug Club is still ongoing. The reading books will be sent out on Monday following the reading assessment this week.


Mrs James