Welcome to Ruby Class

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Ruby Class (Year 1 & 2)

Welcome to Ruby Class!

Mrs Prosser is your class teacher and Miss Rogers is your teaching assistant.

We cannot wait to develop curious minds and encourage determined attitudes.



Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their journey to becoming a fluent reader by continuing their practice at home.  

There are two types of reading book that your child will bring home:

  • reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently. 
  • sharing book.  Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.

The expectation is that your child will read/share one or both of these books every day as little and often practice helps to develop their reading fluency and comprehension, and life long love of books and reading.  In order to encourage this and the children's independence, those children who successfully record five reads in a week will be rewarded with a raffle ticket. At the end of each term, two raffle tickets will be drawn and each child with a winning ticket will receive a book-related prize!  

Reading practice book

This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.

At home, we would like you to read each practice book that your child is given at least three times. Each read has a different focus, as follows:

  1. ‘Read 1’ decoding
  2. ‘Read 2’ prosody
  3. ‘Read 3’ comprehension
Please indicate each read in your child’s reading record (this could be a comment or just a tick) so that we know when books are ready to be swapped. Your child’s class team will check reading records and change books twice a week. At the back of each reading practice book, there is a set of prompts to support you with each of the three reading stages.

When listening to your child read the book, remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.

Sharing book

In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together. Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book.  You are welcome to make comments about this sharing book in your child's reading record. The main thing is that you have fun!

Children in year 2 will bring a sharing book home that matches the current book band they are working within, so they should be able to access most of this text independently.

You can find out more about how to support your child to learn to read at


Each day, your child will bring home two reading books (one reading practice book and one sharing book) and their reading record.  These need to be brought back to school every day.


In Ruby class, all home learning can be accessed using Google Classroom. Home learning will be set on Monday to be completed by the following Monday. This will consist of a maths activity to support the learning of ‘Key Instant Recall Facts’ and a spelling list.  Year 1 will be set spellings in line with their learning through the 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised' Phonics program and practice/quizzes will occur on Monday mornings. Year 2 will be set words to practice at home in line with their learning at school and participate in a variety of supportive activities to explore spelling patterns.  Please refer to the spelling strategies which are posted with each week’s spelling list to support spelling practice at home. House points will be given to those who have tried their best to practise their spellings and maths at home. Please don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions about spellings or homework. 


‘Show and Tell’ will happen on Thursday mornings. A timetable of the 'Show and Tell' for each house team is displayed below.  It is important that your child only bring their Show and Tell on their allocated day to ensure each child has time to present.  The presentation must not last longer than 2 minutes.  In Ruby class, all of our show and tell items must link to our learning. We are looking forward to seeing all of the creative and imaginative homemade items, books, crafts and pictures.  

Term 2 - Show & Tell (if you are unsure which house your child is in, please contact the school office).


2nd November 2023

No show & tell

9th November 2023

Year 2 Cuckmere (Blue)

16th November 2023

Year 1 Windover (Green)

23rd November 2023

Year 2 Exceat (Red)

30th November 2023

Year 2 Windover (Green)

7th December 2023

Year 1 Cuckmere (Blue)

14th December 2023

Year 1 Exceat (Red)

If you have any questions or information to share with us relating to your child's class work or friendships, then please email us at: ruby@alfriston.e-sussex.sch.uk.  Emails are checked after school every day.  If there is an urgent matter, please phone the school office. 



Our PE sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is important that PE kits are in school every day. 


Please make sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly labelled with their name, including uniform, water bottles, lunch boxes and PE kits.  


Planning, preparation and assessment time 

The weekly planning, preparation and assessment time takes place on Monday afternoons when the children will be taught by Mrs Young.