Welcome to Class 8
We are so happy to welcome you to Class Eight's page. You can find useful information and updates on what we have been learning throughout this school year.
Class Teachers: Miss White
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gibson and Miss McGuire
Can you please make sure that your child completes his/her spellings on a daily basis.
At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes their spellings.
Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child's age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)
The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework is not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child's established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.
Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
For the Summer Term our topic will be 'Out of this World'. We will learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Class 8 will be learning about Neil Armstrong and his landing on the moon. They will be sequencing significant events in his life and creating a fact file. Class 8 will also be making their very own spaceships and creating space pictures using pastels.
In English our chosen author for the school year is Sue Hendra. This Summer term class 8 will be reading the story 'Wanda and the Alien'. Pupils will be using adjectives to describe characters in the story. They will be writing newspaper reports about a suspicious landing in our school. Class 8 will also be creating their very own aliens and spaceships. They will also be highlighting the qualities of characters in the story and making comparisons.
In Maths we will be developing our knowledge of numbers and focusing on adding, taking away, multiplication and division. Children will be using their knowledge to solve simple problems. The children will be learning about presenting and interpreting data in block diagrams using practical equipment.
In Science we will be learning about Living things and their habitats. Class 8 will be looking at how different animals are adapted to live in their habitats. They will also be carrying out experiments and collecting data about different animals they can find in their local environment.
Please ensure your child has their book bag every day and we would appreciate it if you can hear you children read at home each day and help them to practise their letters and sounds, fluency and comprehension skills as this is crucial for their development.
P.E will take place every Wednesday. All children need to have a named PE kit in school. We will send it home at the end of each half term. Our focus for this term in PE is games. We will be practising our throwing and catching skills and working together as a team.
Swimming will take place every Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full swimming kit and a swimming cap. Swimming caps can be purchased at the front office for £1.50.
Please could we ask that you check sizes of clothing and footwear in case your child has had a growth spurt over the holidays.
As ever we will endeavour to add photographs of your child’s learning journey throughout the year.
Thank you for reading our page.
The Class Eight Team
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.