Class 8 2021 - 2022

Mrs Jarvis

Class 8

Welcome to Class 8. My name is Mrs Jarvis and I am the Class 8 Teacher.

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely and relaxing Christmas. This term. children will also be learning about the topic of World war two, which I am sure they will really enjoy!

In English the theme will be ...WWII!

In English this half term we will be using the text ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ by Shirley Hughes and Other books set in World War II such as the Diary of Anne Frank

  • Narrative
  • Discussion

There will also be additional writing opportunities including letters, and diary entries.

Year 5 and 6 Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

Guided Reading

In Class 8 We are reading:

fireweed.jpg  Fireweed by Jill Paton Walsh

lion and unicorn.jpg The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes


Maths : To see what we are learning about in Maths look at our newsletter.

Other Lessons:

History: World War II (How did it affect people in our local area?)

Art and Design: Still life and World War II art.

PE: Swimming and Gymnastics

Science: Changing Circuits

ICT: Purple Mash Computing - Databases

Music: Make You Feel My Love


Songs of World War II

RE: Is it better to express your beliefs in art and architecture or in charity and generosity?

PSHE: Too much selfie isn’t healthy

French: Going Shopping

PE Information: 

Swimming kit will be needed on a Wednesday for Year 5 until July (One piece swimming costume for girls, or swimming shorts above the knee for boys). If your child requires goggles, you will need to provide a note confirming this for the swimming teachers

Indoor kit will be needed by all on Friday for Gymnastics with the sports coach (School Yellow PE top, black shorts, pumps) Football tops will not be allowed.

Please note PE kit can be left in school for the half term. It is important that children have their PE kit ready for lessons as children who do not have 


Spelling: Children will be set spellings on a Friday to be tested the following Friday.

English and Maths: 

Year 5 Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in on Wednesday. English and Maths will be set on alternate weeks. 

Reading: Please listen to your child read at home and sign their Reading Record. We would like children to read at home at least 3x per week.  Reading Records will be checked every week and we aim to listen to children read in school once per week.

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