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Class Eight

Class Eight

Teacher: Miss White

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gibson, Mrs Boyd and Miss Kearney



Spring 2



In English we will be reading the story ‘Castles’. Pupils will be creating and describing their own castles. We will focus on picture exploration and character/setting descriptions to develop our descriptive writing. Children will work towards writing their own fairy-tale story.

We will also focus our non-fiction writing tasks on creating a promotional leaflet for a castle.




The Rubies will be learning about place value within 20, addition and subtraction within 20, place value within 50, length and height and mass and volume.

The Diamonds will be learning about money, multiplication and division, length and height and Mass, capacity and temperature.

The Emeralds will be learning about multiplication and division, length and perimeter, fractions and mass and capacity.




In Science, we will be learning about Uses of everyday materials and carrying out various types of experiments linked to our Materials topic. Pupils will continue to learn to identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials and they will find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. Pupils will also learn about the process of recycling. 




In History, our topic is ‘Rule Britannia'. Pupils will be describing events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. Class 8 will be learning about Queen Elizabeth ll and her national achievements. Pupils will be learning about her Coronation and how it was celebrated in Liverpool. Pupils will also be comparing housing and technology from past and present (1920's - 2020's).




In Computing, pupils will be exploring and learning about programming. They will consolidate their understanding that objects can be programmed to do an action when they are clicked on. Pupils will access this unit through Espresso Education. 




Every Wednesday, we will have P.E. Please make sure you send your child's P.E kit into school. 




In Spring 1 our topic is 'I wanna play in a band' in which the children will learn about rock music.

In Spring 2 the unit is 'Zootime' when the children will learn about reggae music.




This term's key question in R.E. is 'How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?'

This investigation enables the children to learn about Easter and Pesach (Passover). The significance of these celebrations to believers is explored, focusing on story, symbol and particular celebrations.




Our Spring Two Topic in PSHE is 'Caring and Responsibility'.



Design and Technology

Our Topic for this term is Free Standing Structures. Pupils will receive a challenge which is to create a free standing building with a bridge to stop the 'bad guys' from stealing the Queen's treasure.  




Children will be sent home with spellings to learn each week, could you please find the time to practice with the children. 

Children will read at home each day with parents/carers. Please ensure it is noted daily in your child's reading record. 


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 the tasks that we set as homework.

Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you to 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 everyday, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very 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 period 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.








Supporting your child at home


The following links will take you to Espresso, Purple Mash and TT Rock Stars. 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. 

If you no longer have these details, please email

Read Write Inc - Useful Links to Support Learning at Home

Other Useful Links to Support Pupil's Learning at Home

Class 8 Long Term Overview 2022-2023