Welcome to Class 8
Our project this term is Ancient Egyptians and our question is 'Who Was In Charge?'. We will starting with a recap on Roman Times and then moving on to life in Ancient Egypt. We are looking forward to finding out about the importance of the River Nile, how land is used near the river, why the pharaohs were important and why the pyramids were built. In English, we will be studying the book 'Ancient Egypt, Gods, Pharaohs and Cats! Our journey will focus on the events in each chapter and build up to writing our own Egyptian story. In Maths, we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Statistics (reading charts and line graphs).
Keep checking back for updates.
Mrs Monaghan and Mrs Radi
2020 - 2021
Welcome to Class 8
This page will be updated regularly.
Hello Yellow Day
I'd just like to say that everyone has settled in really well over the course of the last few weeks. I will be updating this page weekly. There will be a spelling and times table test every Friday, as well as a 'Celebration Assembly' whereby an award will be given to the person who has actively made an effort to achieve the weekly focus.
It's been a really positive start to the year and there's a lovely team feel in the classroom.
I'm looking forward to continuing our learning journey together and seeing what the year brings.
Here's a Swedish 'Hello' from Class 8 this morning..MOV
WELCOME TO OUR CLASS PAGE 2019 - 2020
WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE REGULARLY - WE HOPE YOU ENJOY LOOKING AT OUR PAGE.
Hi Class 8,
This is our final week of home learning before the start of the summer holidays. I can't believe this would have been our last week together before the summer. I know this academic school year has not been what we expected but I just want to say a massive well done to all of you who have been working so hard at home over the past few months. You should be proud of how you have managed this new way of learning. I understand it has not been easy but hopefully you are all looking forward to getting back to some normality in September. Your transition sessions information pack will be sent out to you this week so you'll also find out who your new class and teacher will be. I look forward to seeing some of you back in school for the transition sessions soon!
Stay safe and take care. Enjoy your summer holidays!
It was lovely to speak to some of you on the phone this week. Apologies if I couldn't get hold of you but I will be ringing again this week to give you all a bit more information about transition sessions in a couple of weeks. I hope you are all well and staying safe! I have uploaded the home learning timetable and work for this week. If there are any questions please contact myself or Miss Wilson on Y4@woodlands.academy.
Hi Class 8,
I hope you've all been enjoying the glorious weather this week! I cannot believe how warm it has been! As well as teaching my Year 6 group of children, I have been enjoying going on bike rides and having lots of BBQ's. As some lockdown restrictions are being eased, I hope you are all enjoying seeing a few more people at long last. I have really enjoyed finally seeing my family in the garden (socially distanced obviously). I hope you all have a great week! This week's home learning is now on our class page .
Keep safe and take care,
Miss you all,
Hope you have all had a lovely week. I can't believe we are so far into June already! Miss Wilson is continuing to plan for Y3/4 while I am teaching Year 6 so if you have any questions please email email@example.com to speak to either her or myself. I still love to hear how you are all getting on! I hope you are all well and keeping busy.
Take care and stay safe,
Hi Class 8,
Hope you are all well! As I am in class full time, Miss Wilson has kindly taken on the planning for Year 3/4 so if you have any issues feel free to contact her on Y4@woodlands.academy. However, if you do need anything you can still contact me on this email address. Hope the sun comes back out this weekend and you all enjoy the rest of your week.
Hope to see you all soon, I am missing you lots.
Hi Class 8,
I hope you have all had a great week! I am now back in class teaching Year 6 full time so although it may take me a little longer to respond to emails, I still would love to hear from you all and find out what you've been doing!
I hope you're all managing to keep busy looking after yourselves and your families. Hopefully it won't be too much longer until I get to see you all.
Firstly, I apologise for the delay in uploading this week's home learning. We have been experiencing some technical difficulties with the internet! Secondly, I hope you've had a lovely half term enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I'm sure you will agree when I say it has made the unusual circumstances much easier!
As always, if you have any questions about the home learning please email your class teacher to ask for support with this! We love hearing from you and are happy to help .
Take care and stay safe,
Hi Class 8!
I hope you are all well and have enjoyed some sunshine this week! As it would be half term this week, there is no expectation for you to do any work so I hope you all enjoy a break! However, I have uploaded some activities if you are looking for something to do if you get bored and would like to keep yourselves busy! Please keep me updated how you are getting on and share any photos on Facebook or Y4@woodlands.academy.
Stay safe and keep safe,
Right now our lives are very different to what we're used to and we have had to change to a new normal. We are all so very proud of how you have all adapted and how you are all supporting each other.
The Duchess of Cambridge along with the National Portrait Gallery are asking for communities and families to show, through photographs, how we are all dealing with lock down. This is called the Hold Still competition and we thought this is an ideal opportunity for us as a school and a community to make our own gallery in school to also show this. You may also want to send your photos into the competition.
For full details of this competition please visit
So, do you have any photographs that show an act of kindness, ways you have help someone or your new normal?
This may be your children waving at their grandparents through the window, helping an elderly neighbour or different activities you have tried at home. You may also want to save us any artwork you have produced during this time so we can add it to our gallery. Please email any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bare in mind that if pictures are emailed to us, you are giving permission for these photos to be displayed in school.
Let’s fill our school with lots of lovely memories of lockdown 2020. When we all return to school it will be lovely to have a keepsake of this memorable time!
Hope you're all well and looking after yourselves. I can't believe another week of home learning has flown by. I have uploaded the work for this week. I want to say a huge well done to those of you who are having a go at the activities, you should be really proud of yourselves! Keep going and as always, please contact me on Y4@woodlands.academy to share any of your work, I love seeing what you've been getting up to!
Hi Class 8,
I hope you enjoyed learning about VE Day and had some fun celebrating! I've uploaded this week's home learning timetable. The Reading and Writing is split into Year 3 and Year 4 this week. If there are any questions please get in touch and remember to keep updating me with how you are getting on either on the Facebook page or at Y4@woodlands.academy.
Miss you all,
Hi Class 8
Another week of home learning complete! I hope you've all been keeping busy and taking care of yourselves. I hope it's not too much longer until I see all of you again but in the meantime keep staying safe at home. I have uploaded this week's home learning for you all. It's VE Day on Friday so I hope you enjoy learning about why we celebrate it and have some fun creating jam tarts! I'm even going to give this recipe a go and I'm usually a disastrous baker so please let me know how you get on and I'd love to see your finished bakes (plus any tips you might have!). If you have any questions or issues please email me at Y4@woodlands.academy. It always puts a smile on my face whenever I see pictures and videos of you and your work so please keep emailing them or uploading them to the Facebook page!
Hope you've all had a good week. It was lovely to speak to some of you on the phone on Friday, it definitely brightened up my week! Apologies to anybody I didn't manage to get through to but I've been thinking of you all lots!
Here's the Home Learning Timetable for this week. Please feel free to email me at Y4@woodlands.academy to share your work or ask any questions you might have, I love hearing from you!
For your information, Amazon have got a wide range of free audible books at the moment for children of all ages. All of the stories are free to stream on desktops, laptops, phones and tablets and there are plenty to choose from - literacy classics, Harry Potter, fairy tales etc. I have provided the link below:
Hi Class 8!
I hope you’ve all had a lovely relaxing Easter break and enjoyed some of the sunshine! We hope you enjoyed our video message to you all. If you haven’t seen it you can find it on the school Facebook page!
Here are this week’s home learning activities. Stay safe and take care. Hope to see you all soon!
Hi Class 8, Happy Easter!
It was so lovely speaking on the phone to some of you and your family members this week, sorry to those I missed but I hope you received your messages. I have uploaded some fun Easter activities for you to have a go at over the Easter holidays if you wish. I would love to see pictures of any of the activities you complete either on the Facebook page or emailed to me at email@example.com.
Have a lovely Easter break Take care of yourselves and your families, stay safe and keep washing your hands!
Hi Class 8! Hope you've all had a good week and made the most of the lovely weather! I've loved seeing pictures of you on the Facebook page and finding out what you've been busy doing. There are now lots more activities to keep you busy next week so keep up the great work and enjoy the sunshine!
Missing you all lots,
Hi Class 8! I hope you are all keeping safe and staying at home. Please check our class page weekly for updates on home learning. I would love to see what you have all been busy doing at home so please send any pictures to the school’s Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also feel free to contact me on this email with any problems or queries and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Stay safe and look after yourselves!
Celebrating Armistice Day by making poppies
Our 'Author of the Month' for November is Michael Morpurgo. Can you research some facts about him or find any of the books he has written in school?
Welcome back to the new half term. This week's spellings are:
Well done to Class 8 for taking part in basketball CPD at Clee Fields.
Learning about apostrophes for contraction
Archie enjoyed reading 'Ratburger' by David Walliams to the class.
Class 8 have enjoyed developing their map skills in Geography.
Well done to Jemima Porter who was in the 'Wonderful Work Book' this week for her excellent listening skills!
Battle of the Bands - the Grand Final!
Well done to all the pupils in class 8 - we made it to the final to see which class will become the Ultimate TT Rockstars champions!
The children are now battling class 12 in the final, which will be taking place from Monday 24th June until 8am Monday 1st July.
Good luck everyone!
WB - 24.6.19
We are having our tests in class this week. This is an opportunity for children to show what they can do, and for us to assess their levels based on the results. As we are so busy with tests there will be no spellings sent home this week.
Spellings will come home again wb 1.7.19
TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands!
Friday 24 May 2019
What a fantastic half term class 8 have had. They have all worked extremely hard over the course of the half term and met challenges put to them. I know they will enter the final part of the academic year positively.
Enjoy the holiday.
Today's certificate went to Daryan for his effort in completing homework already. Well done Daryan.
Feeling creative? Need something to do?
Why not create something for your homework for our project Burps, Bottoms and Bile. Remember to take care with the homework and shows your skills.I am looking forward to seeing what you produce.
Come on class 8 show class 7 what you are made of!!!!!
Make sure to enter the Battle of the Bands over the holiday. Remember the started today at 3pm and will continue until Sunday 2nd June at 3pm.
Wow! How quickly has this term gone? The children have all worked extremely hard with pleasing progress. We will shortly be celebrating their success in swimming once the certificates have been received. Watch out for notification very soon.
This week in maths we are working on decimals. In english the children are writing their own myths - they have some really interesting ideas. I am sure the children will enjoy working with circuits this week in our topic lessons too.
In our celebration assembly, the ceertificate for working hard in maths went to Tracy-Ann. Well done to her.
On Friday we have our Easter Bonnet parade, when the children will join all their school friends in walking through the estate in their bonnets. So come on class 8, get those creative skills going and make your bonnets!
Should you want to find out how your child is progressing, please come along to parents evening on Wednesday 3 April 2019.
World Book Day
WEEK BEG 4 March 2019
This week starts with an exciting parent afternoon on Monday when parents can work alongside children to make dream-catchers. We look forward to seeing you at 1.30pm
This week we are learning the following:
English- we continue developing skills needed to write diary entries. We are using the film The Indian In The Cupboard in our lessons. We will be using cohesive devices to link our paragraphs.
Mathematics - We continue to learn fractions. This week we are looking at mixed numbers, equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. In addition we are finding the area of shapes by counting squares.
Topic- we are researching the lifestyle and traditions of the Iroqouis tribe using a number of sources.
PE- we continue with gymnastics and tennis. Can I please remind parents and carers that children need suitable clothing for indoor PE ( black shorts and white T shirt) Our lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday.
Spellings are to be sent home Monday for test on Friday.
WORLD BOOK DAY
We are all looking forward to a activity filled day on Thursday. Year 4 are invited to dress up as a character from one of the novels by Jacqueline Wilson. They can dress up as the character from a book cover- please don't go to unnecessary expense to do this. Here are a few ideas.
Every child has been given a sheet of homework ideas for this term. Csn you please work with your children to supervise their homework. The forst piece of homework is due Friday 8 March 2019.
Week beginning 4 February 2019
This is another busy week for class 8 children- here are some details of what we will be learning about:-
Maths - calculation - dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers with and without remainders
- time - solving word problems involving time
English - writing a persuasive letter highlighting the problem of plastic in the environment, particularly in the sea.
Grammar - writing in the second person, homophones and prefixes
RE - the life of Mother Theresa (saint)
Topic - food chains and how sea creatures adapt to extreme environments
PE - Dance in response to music / gymnastics with the sports coach
French - months of the year
PSHCE - How to take steps to achieve my goals
Spellings for this week - test on Friday
Group 1 Group 2
A huge thanks to all parents and carers who ensure their children read at least 3 times per week. Keep up the good work
BEACH CLEAN UP AT CLEETHORPES
Just a reminder, that the children will be travelling to Cleethorpes on Monday 11 February . We still have some children who have not returned their permission slips. Should you need a duplicate form , please ensure your child asks for one. Alternatively, pop a note in your child's reading diary and I will ensure a form is sent home.
What a great start to the new year we have had! Our new topic 'Blue Abyss' has proved to be a hit with children. Our topic was launched last week at The Deep, which was enjoyed by children and staff alike. The children in Y4 are looking forward to investigating and learning about the Great Barrier Reef.
For our New Year's resolution, Class 8 chose to endeavour for all children to meet the reading challenge. So far, members of class 8 are making a real effort to read at least 3 times per week. Parental support with this will as always be appreciated.
Below is the homework menu for the Spring term - children are expected to complete at least one piece of homework per subject area by Friday 15th February. Again I welcome parental support in this area.
Weekly spellings will be sent home and added to the class page - so please keep updated with these! Spelling homework is printed on the back of the spelling list. Children should be encouraged to complete this homework of 5 sentences which allow them to use spellings in context.
I would like to thank all parents for their support in their child’s education – together we can make a difference.
STAR OF THE WEEK
The recipient of the certificate in our KS2 celebration assembly on Friday 18th January was Emily , for making a positive effort in maths this week. Well done Emily!
6 December 2018
As we are all getting into the festive spirit, the spellings for the coming week are as follows
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:
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:
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. 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
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:
Celebration Assembly 2 November 2018
Spooky Scientist Day
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:
The test will take place on Friday 19th October 2018
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
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!
Spelling for this week are:
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.