Rucstall Primary School

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In our D&T this half term, we have been looking specifically at food technology. We created smoothies for our adults at home to come in and try! We practiced our safe cutting skills and all the children decided all the ingredients in their individual smoothies!

World Book Day 2024 - the children all look amazing in their book character costumes!

In Art, we have been looking a the artist Paul Klee. He creates abstract work including these landscapes. We observed that his work uses lots of bright colours, shapes and each piece has a circular sun or moon in it. The children created their own Paul Klee inspired landscape then we used scrunching and layering techniques to collage on them to give a colourful abstract look. As you can see by the pictures below, they have been very successful!

In Science, we have been looking at prey and predators and how they use their senses to survive and hunt! Today we used our senses to explore a possible snack as if we were animals in the wild!

In Art, we have been looking at the skill of collage. We had a go at layering and scrunching!

Our new book in Writing is Handa's Surprise! Today we tasted some of the fruit in the story! The children loved it! The orange was their favourite!

In Art, we have been creating prints inspired by the artist Christine Mitzuk who creates mythical and magical art!

In Maths, We have been learning how to count in 2's!

In Maths we are looking at the place value of numbers to 20!

We went on an Autumn walk to see what seasonal changes we could spot!

D&T - We have been making hand puppets and the children worked really hard and showed a lot of perseverance to make them!

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we had our Wellbeing Wednesday afternoon where we were reflecting on our self and considering some positive affirmations!

Geography: In Geography we have been looking at what is special about our school. Rucstall is on Holbein Close so we took a walk along the road to see what geographical features we could see along the way!

Windsor Castle

Check out the Gallery section on the main webpage for images of the Year 1 and 2 trip to Windsor Castle!

Before our trip to Windsor Castle and our upcoming Castles topic we got out some different sources to learn and make predictions about what Castles might be like!

In D&T, we are going to be making hand puppets! We explored different types of puppets and had a practice at threading a needle and doing a basic running stitch!

In History we are looking at toys across a generation. We bought in our own toys from home to explore the things that we like playing with!

Week 1 - In Geography we are looking at what is special about Rucstall. We sorted some images of things that we and were not at Rucstall and went on a walk after looking at a map to find them! In Computing we explored using the Beebots!

Hello Fir Class!


I hope you had a lovely summer break and are looking forward to coming back to school. I am so excited to see you all again and I can't wait to begin our learning together; we have lots of exciting things coming up!


Jeffy has made a new friend and he is ready in his uniform to be part of Fir Class with you!


See you soon!


Miss Kay and Mrs Linehan