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Class 8

WELCOME TO CLASS 8

Children in this class are aged between 8 and 9.

 

Teacher: Miss Borrell

Teaching Assistants: Mr Stubbs & Mrs Buckley

Homework: Our homework project this half term is to design a maths game that can be used within year 4. We have been working really hard on our mental maths skills and our multiplication and division facts and the children have been developing their own learning styles. We want them to design a fun game and they will test their new game with the children in year 3 who are preparing to move up to year 4.

 

Along with our project homework we will send home spelling and multiplication practice. This will be sent home and Monday and needs to be returned by Friday.

 

PE: This is on Wednesday and Thursday. Your child needs a pair of black shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a house-colour t-shirt and a pair of pumps.

 

Please ensure that you child has no earrings in on PE days and that long hair is tied back.

 

Class 8 Super Spellers and Timestable Champs


Each week we work hard on our spellings and timestable skills. We have lots of quizzes and challenges and at the end of the week the Super Champs are displayed on the website.

 

 

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Target Spellings:

This half term we will be taking part in a spelling Bee against other schools in Tameside.

The spellings for this competition come from the Y3 and Y4 list of commonly misspelled words. The competition is based on a written round and then a spoken round where spellings have to be recited, so we are looking for very cool, collected spellers!

 

accident

accidentally

actual

actually

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy

business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

 

consider

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

eight

eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

favourite

forwards

fruit

grammar

group

 

February

forward

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

natural

naughty

notice

occasion

occasionally

often

opposite

ordinary

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess

possession

possible

potatoes

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

quarter

question

recent

regular

reign

remember

sentence

separate

special

straight

strange

strength

suppose

surprise

therefore

though

although

thought

through

various

weight

woman

women

 

We will be practicing them in class and as part of our homework. We will be tested on these spellings throughout the year so it is important we learn and revise them.

Traders and Raiders project

Native American presentations

 

We have worked hard researching facts about the different Native American tribes. Take a look at our presentations.

Road Trip USA.  

With our passports in hand, year 4 headed for a great American Adventure. We hit the road and travelled across the USA. Sightseeing, tasting local food, looking at historical costumes and even driving a car down Route 66. Take a look at some of the things we did.

 

 

Author homework project

We have worked really hard on our homework project. We researched different authors and created some amazing models, t-shirt designs, new and exciting stories, games and artwork.

 

Spanish food

 

We were lucky enough  to taste lots of traditional Spanish food in class. We made our own sandwiches and cola milkshake. We also tasted olives. We learnt that children in Spain would enjoy sandwiches and milkshake after school as a snack and they would then eat dinner after 8pm.

 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet

 

We have been learning the story of Romeo and Juliet. We created our own cartoon strips and then retold the story using Thinklink on the iPad. Click on a link below and take a look.

 

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We then write our own scripts with an alternative ending and then created our own animation using PuppetPals on the iPad. Take a look.

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Potions

We have written our own potions and then we had to use our measuring skills to actually make the potion. We had great fun and they were delicious.

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Recorder lessons

We have been learning how to play the recorder. We really enjoy singing and creating music.

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Blue Abyss.

In our topic 'Blue Abyss' we have been looking at all things linked to the oceans. We have been on an amazing trip to the Sea Life centre in Manchester, written some amazing facts, investigated food chains and the life cycle of a sea turtle and so much more!

 

Take a look at some of our work.

Dilemma Stories

We have been writing our own dilemma stories in class. We have developed our own stories using some pictures and created our own stores.

 

Take a look at our homework projects for 'How do we hear? How do we see?'

Kandinsky style maths art.

 

We have been inspired by the artist Kardinsky and have created our own art work using 2d shapes and different lines to create new shapes

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2d and 3d shapes

 

In maths we have been looking at 2d and 3d shapes. Take a look at our 'What shape am I?' games.