Welcome to Class 8 - Mrs.Kralj and Mrs Shoesmith
Hello Class 8
Please go to the Class 7 page fro todays work.
In English we will be looking at the features of a persuasive letter. The children will begin by thinking about something that they would like to improve about our school. Then they will write a persuasive letter to Mrs Clowes asking her to consider the change. Next, they will write a persuasive letter to our local MP asking them to stop deforestation. Lastly the children will be writing an explanation text about different Bronze Age homes.
Green Reading diaries: we collect these in from the children on Mondays. We update them throughout the week and send them home on Friday. You can then see what your child has been reading in school and when. Please feel free to add home reading to the diary as we love to hear about any books you are sharing with them.
Reading at Home
The Oxford Reading Tree online library is still available with a wide selection of graded books. It can be found at www.oxfordowl.co.uk Go to MyBookshelf to take your pick.
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The yellow folders go home on Friday for practice. They need to be returned on Wednesday so that the children can be tested on the class words but also their own 3 personal words. As these are different for every child, they will not be tested on them if we are unable to see their spelling record.
In maths we will be moving onto column subtraction initially we will look at subtraction without exchange. As the children gain in confidence we will progress onto column subtraction which requires an exchange from either the tens or the hundreds column. Next we will look at column subtraction calculations which require the children to work through zero. We will then move onto multiplication of single digit numbers. We will look at visual and written methods.
In Science we will be looking at skeletons and muscles. They will look at the main body parts associated with the skeleton and muscles, finding out how different parts of the body have special functions. We will then identify and group animals with and without skeletons. We will then look at how humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
In History we will be learning all about the ‘Bronze Age’ and the ‘Iron Age’. Firstly the children will place events from the Bronze Age and Iron Age onto a timeline. The children will then learn about how bronze was made and how they used it to make a range of tools and objects. Next they will learn about how different materials were traded during the Bronze Age. Lastly the children will compare life in the Bronze Age to life in the Iron Age.
We will be having PE on a Tuesday every week and on a Friday on alternate weeks. Please don't worry about keeping track of this, come in PE kit every Friday if it is easier.
You will NOT need a change of clothes on these days.
It will be outside PE on Tuesdays so suitable sporting footwear and a warm tracksuit or leggings and T-shirt in your house colours. Please remember your outdoor coat too!
Outdoor PE will be focusing on Football.
Indoor PE will be focusing on Dance.
'We are presenters’. The children will be creating their own video project. They will be learning about the different roles involved in presenting a short video clip. Firstly they will focus on what the presenters job is. Then they will move on to looking at the camera operator and how they capture the footage. Then lastly they will focus on the director and how they put everything together to create the finished project.
In French the children will be learning all about food and will be looking closely at the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar.
We will experimenting with a range of different collage techniques such as tearing, overlapping and layering.
This term we will be looking at Islam and thinking about how Muslims describe their God. We will also be making comparisons between other religions.
In music we will be using Music Express to explore rhythmic patterns.
Homework will be set on Friday and is expected to be completed by the Wednesday. Please only do one piece of homework at a time as the children need feedback before the next piece. Maths is given in the red folders.
If you would like to speak to me about anything, please come and have a chat with me at the end of the school day or send me an email.