Welcome to our Rufford Class Page
Here you can have a look at what we have been doing in class, and we also have some interesting links and information on important dates for you. Enjoy and come back soon!
Dates for your diary:
Tuesday, 31st August INSET day
Wednesday, 1st September first day back at school
w/b 11th October Money Week
11th October SANDance workshop
15th October last school day before Half Term
1st November first day back at school
5th November start of Rufford class' work experience at the Acre Community Kitchen
3rd December INSET day
Week beginning 27th September
Rufford Class are very much enjoying the new Build My Skills environmental studies course at Brackenhurst. This week, we made apple juice form apples we picked ourselves in the orchard!
Week beginning 13.9.21
After several weeks of research (before and after the summer holidays), Rufford students gave their presentations on their chosen environmental subject today. We had one group looking into different endangered species, why they are struggling and what we can do to help them survive, and another group researched global warming and some of its effects.
Week beginning 26.7.21
To celebrate the Olympic Games, we took part in our own Measuring Olympics, where we competed in high jump, throwing, weight lifting, balancing and canoe construction.
We also found out some interesting facts about the host country, Japan, and painted these beautiful cherry blossom trees. They are Japan's national tree.
Week beginning 19.7.21
After finding out about some poetic devices, everyone wrote their own riddle using at least one of these devices (onomatopoeia, alliteration or simile).
Can you guess what the answers are?
On Fridays students have been taking part in work experience at the Acre Kitchen, preparing meals for others.
As part of our work experience we have worked with Kier designing features for the new leisure centre that is being built in Kirkby.
Students had a go a starting a fire using the materials found around them.
Students had to put their trust in each other to help them balance on a line strung between trees.
One of the survival day activities was to build a shelter that could be slept in overnight. The students did a fantastic job!
As part of our English lessons we have been learning how to use the telephone to book appointments and make orders.
Week Ending 6/11/20
In maths students have been finding out all about lengths and have been sequencing things according to length.
Week Ending 16/10/20
Students have been busy in English, some have been sorting letters from numbers and making words from these.
The staff within Rufford class this year are:
Ms Lane Class Teacher
Mrs Maskill - Teaching Assistant
Mr Lincoln - Teaching Assistant
Rufford class have been kept very bust during the lockdown and have been sending in some amazing work over seesaw. We have read or listened to Ms Lane reading on YouTube Stormbreaker from the Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz, if you would like to listen then visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXPQIMPbacfBNZa2wioWkQ .
We have also read or listened to Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone read by Stephen Fry on Audible, students have created new houses, designed wands and written newspaper reports along with other things based on the book. Some of the work is shown in the photographs below.
In maths we have been practising using numbers in lots of different ways: measuring, time, money, addition and subtraction, multiplication, patterns and fractions.
The class have also produced a fact file on a pop artist of their choice and have produced work in their style, some of the fantastic examples are shown below.
Another thing that Rufford has been doing is practising their life skills around the house, they have been completing a number of 'jobs' from painting and decorating to making food, although by far the most popular choice has been gardening.
It has been fantastic seeing all the work that the students have produced, even if they are a little camera shy themselves.
It is also great having some of the students back in school and I look forward to a catch-up with rest once we are all back.
Dec 2019- Jan 2020
In Rufford Class we have been learning about Christmas around the world. Rufford had Argentina, it is very hot over there at Christmas and we made food that they eat at Christmas time. We have also been busy completing our assessments. However, we have had fun learning how to programme directions in Computing. We used the BeeBot and also gave instructions to T.A.’s to get around the dining room. We have learnt directions including, forward, backwards, left and right.
19th September 2019
Over the last two weeks we have had visits out to Kirkby job fair and to an SEN careers event at Alfreton. During our work related learning time we are working on an enterprise project and would appreciate any donations of old candles (part burnt is fine), old clothes and fabric items in red, green or any Christmas colours, tea cups and saucers and we are also trying to source sticks/logs between 1 and 4 inches in diameter.
Rufford class have settled well into the new school year, new friends have been made and students are getting used to the demands of key stage 4.