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Class Eight

Class Eight

Teacher: Miss White

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gibson, Mrs Boyd and Miss Davies



Spring 2



In English, Class Eight will be reading the story ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet’ Pupils will be learning about significant women who have changed the world. Pupils will be relating their own personal experiences and describing their own fantastically great women in their lives. Pupils will also be creating comic strips and fact files based on women from the story. Pupils will also be writing riddles for significant women in history and women in their lives. 




Pupils working at Year 1 level will be completing work based on Number and Place Value with numbers from within 50,  Addition and Subtraction with numbers from 0-20, Time and Shape, Space and Measure.


Pupils working at Year 2 level will be completing work based Multiplication and Division, Statistics, Time and Shape, Space and Measure.


Pupils working at Year 4 level will be completing work based on Multiplication and Division, Length and perimeter, Fractions, Time and Shape, Space and Measure. 




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

- Identifying the difference between light and non-light sources, 

- Light that comes from the sun and how we stay safe in the sun,  

- Reflective materials,

- How shadows are formed, 

- How shadows change throughout the day,

- How to change the size of shadows.




In History, pupils will be learning about activists. They will learn about six activists who are Nelson Mandela, Emmieline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Mary Seacole and Marcus Rashford. They will be focusing on how these activists and how they changed the world. Pupils will be learning about key events these people have made in History and will be discovering why they are a huge significant part of our History. 




In computing this term the children will exploring Programming Animations. Pupils will access the Discovery Education Coding Unit and work their way through a range of tasks to create animations for characters. 




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. 




This term, all learning is focused on a Reggae song called 'The Dragon Song'.




The learning focus for this term in R.E is 'How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?' Relating to Jewish religion and beliefs. 



Our Spring Two Topic in PSHCE is ‘Caring and Responsibility'



During this term in D.T pupils will be creating a free standing structure. 




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