Welcome to Class 8 - Miss Needham

Our topic for this half term is

We are Metal Detectors!



In English we will be continuing to write our stories about Stone Age Boy and look at putting our own spin on it. Throughout the topic, we will explore how to use a range of sentence structures and descriptive vocabulary to improve our writing, in addition to learning how to use inverted commas correctly. We will also be using the book ‘Iron man’ as a stimulus this half term. Within this theme, we will look at writing diaries and newspaper articles.  



In maths, we will be learning all about time. We will write and tell the time from an analogue clock to the nearest minute and use vocabulary that relates to time. Additionally. we will be learning all about length, mass, volume and capacity. We will measure, compare, add and subtract lengths, mass, volume and capacity using appropriate tools and units e.g. cm and mm. We will solve numerous word problems using the skills learnt. 



In History we will be learning about the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We will be finding out how the discovery of metal changed the way humans lived. We will study how this had an impact on hunting, farming, building, trading, clothes and jewellery. In art we are very excited to be creating street art ready for the exhibition. 


In science, the  children will be studying forces, friction and magnet attraction. They will learn about forces in the context of pushing and pulling and will work collaboratively to investigate the way magnetic poles can attract and repel.  

Please find Curriculum Map here



We will have indoor and outdoor PE this half term. Please remember to bring your PE kit.


We will send homework home on a Friday. The children will have a new spelling list and a maths book each week. They will also have grammar and comprehension homework on alternate weeks. Please ensure their completed homework is returned for marking by the following Wednesday. Our weekly spelling test will also be on Wednesday.


Please encourage your child to read everyday and make a note in their reading diary. Also please encourage your child to visit the website Times Table Rock Stars.

Thank you

Miss Needham