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Class Eight

Teacher: Miss White

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gibson, Mrs Boyd and Miss Kearney



Autumn 1



In English we will be reading the story ‘Katie Morag Delivers the Mail' By Mairi Heddwewick. Pupils will be writing postcards and they will visit Marion Square Post Office and send their postcards to their home address. Pupils will also be creating advertising leaflets for Struay Island which is the setting in the story they are reading.




Pupils working at Year 1 level will be completing work based on Number and Place Value with numbers from 0-10 and 0-20, Addition and Subtraction with numbers from 0-10, Shape, Space and Measure. 


Pupils working at Year 2 level will be completing work based on Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Shape, Space and Measure. 


Pupils working at Year 3 level will be completing work based on Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Shape, Space and Measure. 


Pupils working at Year 4 level will be completing work based on Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Shape, Space and Measure. 




In Science, we will be learning about Animals Including Humans. Within the six lessons the pupils will access, they will be learning and exploring:

- The five different food groups,

- The nutrition in different foods we eat,

- The different types of skeletons,

- The human Skeleton,

- Animals and their Skeletons,

- The role of muscles. 




In Geography, our topic is ‘Magical Mapping'. Pupils will develop key map skills through a range of engaging geographical skill based activities. Pupils will explore a range of maps at a local, national and global level, developing their understanding of how to navigate around an atlas to find key countries, continents, oceans and seas along with devising their own maps and routes. They will learn how to ‘view from above’ looking at aerial photographs to spot human and physical features, understand simple map symbols, compass directions and develop key geographical vocabulary throughout the unit.




In Computing, pupils will be learning about technology all around us. Pupils will develop their understanding of technology and how it can help them in their everyday lives. They will start to become familiar with the different components of a computer by developing their keyboard and mouse skills. Learners will also consider how to use technology responsibly.




Every Wednesday, we will have P.E. Please make sure you send your child's P.E kit into school. Pupils will be participating in lessons which focus on fitness and fundamentals. 




Pupils will learning the song 'Let Your Spirit Fly'. Pupils will be listening and appraising this song and other songs of a similar genre and they will be learning how to play the glockenspiel. Pupils will also be learning to understand some formal, written notation which includes crotchets and rests, play and person in solo or ensemble contexts with confidence, listen to and recall sounds with increasing aural memory and find the pulse in songs with confidence.




This term's key question in R.E. is 'Who is Jewish and What do they Believe?

Pupils will be learning and discovering objects which are special to Jewish People, the importance of the Mezzuah, the Jewish Creation story, the story of Chanukah and the celebration of Shabbat. 




Our Autumn One Topic in PSHCE is 'Happy and Healthy Friendships'.




In Art this term, pupils will be completing Collaging and Printing activities focusing on the artist Henri Matisse.




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 2023-2024