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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Class 8

6 December 2018

As we are all getting into the festive spirit, the spellings for the coming week are as follows

Christmas 
Happy
Happiness 
Mistletoe
Snowman
Pudding 
Concert
Jumper 
Presents 
Family 
Nativity
Celebration 
Carol 
Angel 
Cracker 
 

Friday 30 November 2018

 

A huge 'well done' to members of class 8 for their effort during testing week. Congratulations to Kaysie-Leigh who was chosen to receive a certificate in celebration assembly for her efforts this week. 

Spellings for this week are:

 

sensation

imagination

intervene

autopilot

increase

subheading

international

antisocial

automobile

imagine

conversation

 

Testing will take place on Friday 7 December 2018.

 

Can I remind parents that children should read at home a minimum of 3 times per week. If this proves to be a problem, children are welcome to read in school at break time. I would like to  thank parents for their support in ensuring children bring their reading books into school on a daily basis.

PE is on Wednesday and Thursday as usual this week.

We are looking forward to seeing all parents at the Christmas Fair on  Wednesday, where you can purchase bath bombs made by class 8 -  see you there!

Thursday 15 November 2018

 

Spellings for testing Friday:

submarine

interact

antiseptic

autobiography

guide

immovable 

impolite

illiterate

irreplaceable

experiment

moveable 

extreme

polite

replaceable

literate

Friday 9 November 2018

Well done class 8 for all your hard work this week - you make me very proud. This week we welcomed back Mr White to work with us.smiley We also elected our members to the school council. Daniel was appointed as school councillor for class 8 with Demi as his deputy.

Our members of the School Council - Daniel and Demi

Our members of the School Council - Daniel and Demi 1
In Our celebration assembly, Tracy-Ann was given the award for working hard in guided reading sessions. Well done to her!
Picture 1

On Monday we are lucky to have a session with the poet Ian Bland. I am sure it will prove to be exciting and inspirational. As usual we have PE sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Children need to bring in kit for these sessions. Sadly, this last week we have quite a few children without their kit. TIP: Bring it in on Monday and leave it in school until Friday.

I would also like to remind children that they need a minimum of 3 reads each week. As everybody has had their copy of the homework menu, it would be lovely to see more children bringing in their completed work. Well done to those who have already completed homework. Remember there is homework club if you need help.

Finally, spellings will be handed out to children on Monday for test on Friday 16th November.

Friday 2 November 2018

Another great week for class 8. We had a fabulous launch day for our Potions project on Wednesday. Please take a look at the photographs below. As part of the project we have been looking at solids, liquids and gases this week. In our Maths lessons we have been working on subtraction and mass. In English sessions we have examined the use of potions in Alice in Wonderland. For guided reading we are reading Edgar and the Lying Potion. 

Congratulations to Daniel who received a certificate in celebration assembly todayfor starting the new term off with a sensible attitude. He is a fantastic role model for class 8.

 

A few children failed to bring in PE kit this week. Can we remind you that kit is needed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The change to PE on Friday today was for this week only.

Our spellings for this week are:

moveable

extreme

polite

replaceable

literate

immovable

impolite

illiterate

irreplaceable

experiment

 

Celebration Assembly 2 November 2018

Celebration Assembly 2 November 2018 1

Spooky Scientist Day

Spooky Scientist Day 1
Spooky Scientist Day 2
Spooky Scientist Day 3
Spooky Scientist Day 4
Spooky Scientist Day 5
Spooky Scientist Day 6
Spooky Scientist Day 7
Spooky Scientist Day 8
Spooky Scientist Day 9

Week beginning 29th October 2018

 

We hope everyone is well rested and enjoyed the half term break. Just a few reminders for the coming week:-

 

  • PE will take place on Friday this week.
  • Wednesday 31st October 2018 - Come dressed as a spooky scientist to launch our new project. There is no need to buy a lab coat, just use an old white shirt for the day. Make yourself look as weird and as spooky as you like. The day is going to be fun-filled.
  • Spellings will be given out on Monday this week. You will find a slight change to the spelling lists: week one has only 5 words to learn, week 2 has the original 5 words and 5 new ones and week 3 has the previous 10 words and 5 new ones. The hope is that by revisiting spellings we will all become fantastic spellers.
  • As always we ask that children read at least 3 times per week. Children need to enter the dates they read and the pages read in their homework diaries. Could we ask that children bring their reading book and reading diary into school on a daily basis.
  • Finally all children need to make sure they collect the new homework menu for the project "Potions" tomorrow.

12 October 2018

 

Another great week for class 8. Children have completed some fabulous pieces of project homework to add to our exhibition. It's not too late for children to bring in homework they would like to exhibit. 

Next week we are making Viking and Anglo-Saxon weapons. If you have any card we can use please send it into school- it will be greatly appreciated.

The spellings for this week are:

legible

illegible

patient

impatient

relevant

irrelevant

improbable

imprecise

eighth

experience

 

The test will take place on Friday 19th October 2018

REMINDERS

Our exhibition of work from our project Traders and Raiders is being held on Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 2.15-3.00 pm.

Class 8 are participating in the basketball tournament on Thursday 18th October 2018 - full PE kit with suitable footwear is required.

Remember Penny Wars - all contributions to the fundraiser are appreciated.

Celebration Assembly Winner

Celebration Assembly Winner 1 Emily - positive behaviour on the playground

Last week was a busy week for a number of reasons but we managed to have fun all the same. The class particularly enjoyed learning how to play basketball. The children were extremely enthusiastic and are looking forward to taking part in the basketball festival next week - details will follow this week. 

 

The focus for celebration assembly was enthusiasm. The certificate went to Charlie for his super enthusiastic approach to learning basketball skills. Well done Charlie!

 

Basketball

Basketball 1
Basketball 2
Basketball 3
Picture 1 Charlie Kiss

Spelling for this week are:

logical

illogical

possible

impossible

responsible

irresponsible

irrational

irrefutable

continue

different

 

Children will be tested on Friday.

Welcome to Class 8!

 

What a fantastic start to the new academic year it has been. All the members of class 8 are proving to be hard-working and keen to develop their skills in all areas of the curriculum.

This week in our project Traders and Raiders, we have been researching Saxon sore forts which were built on the east coast to protect from invaders. We discovered that catapults were used as a defence to stop boats landing on shore. 

Next week we are researching the life on an Anglo-Saxon, including farming,home-life, food and crime and punishment.

In maths we have been counting in thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We have also been comparing and ordering numbers. In addition we are developing our data skills in drawing and reading picture and bar graphs.

Every week we have a timetable test and we all have a particular times table we are learning. 

In English, we are developing writing skills to enable us to write powerful and interesting descriptions.

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