Class 8 2020 - 2021

Miss D'Anzi

Class 8

Class 8

 

Autumn 2020

I hope everyone had a fantastic summer and is looking forward to the new school year. My name is Miss D'Anzi and I am the Class 8 teacher. Miss Hunt, Mrs Garrigan, Mrs Forrest and Mrs Hughes also help with work in class.

Welcome to Class 8. In year 5, there are many exciting opportunities and tough challenges to face, but I’m sure everyone will work hard this year.

I look forward to working with your children this year. Below is some information about what we are learning about this half term. For extra information and PE kit days please look at our newsletter. 

In Class 8 we are reading:

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo 

Kensuke's Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk: Morpurgo, Michael: Books

 

In English we will be learning about...

Narrative- Greek myths and legends (linked to Theseus and the Minotaur and other Greek myths.

Instructions- Box of Hope (linked to Pandora’s Box

Persuasion – Athens vs Sparta

In Maths we will be learning about...

This half term we will be catching up with any work missed last year and focussing on key arithmetic skills.

  • Place Value up to 6 digits
  • Times Tables up to 12 x 12
  • Mental methods of  +  -  x   ÷
  • Written methods of  +  -  x   ÷
  • Comparing fractions
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions

Our Topic for this half term:

Groovy Greeks and Gruesome Creatures

History: Ancient Greeks

Art: Clay Containers

PE: Athletics and Running

Music: Heroes of Troy and Greek songbook

RE: What would Jesus do?

Science: Our Bodies

PSHE: Get Heartsmart

 

 

Useful Links

** BBC Bitesize This links with the maths work I have set https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize **

** BBC Teach - Some of the lessons are being done by famous people - I'm looking forward to the Science lessons by Brian Cox!  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/primary-live-lessons/zmc9jhv **

***Please see 'Files to Download' below for  New Classroom Secrets Packs and the UKS2 Home Learning Pack sent home there are other useful resources here too***

***Please visit PURPLE MASH (here) Monday to Friday for daily Reading and Topic 2dos***

***Please visit The Maths Factor (here)  for free Maths activities***

***Please visit White Rose Maths (here) for weekly work You can do these verbally or in your exercise book. You do not need to print these out to complete.***

***Please visit Twinkl (here) for a daily list of activities to follow at home. ***

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