Congratulations to Jennifer who joins Kirsten, Annabel, Poppy, Layla, Lucy and Phoebe in the amazing Accelerated Reader Millionaire Club!
Welcome to Class 8
Mrs Jefferson & Mrs Skaife
The spellings to learn this week Monday 13th- Thursday 16th July are;
Purple Spellings Question words and SPAG terms
who, why, what, how, which, where, when, adjective, adverb , and verb
Yellow Group words with the suffix ly
awkwardly, frantically, curiously, obediently, carefully, rapidly, unexpectedly, deliberately, hurriedly and reluctantly
Orange, Green and Blue Group Words with silent letter revision
build, guide, guard, wheat, whale, honest, whirl, gnome, gnaw, and surprise
Our dictated sentences to test your spellings for the second week of the summer term are:
Although Dobbie did it reluctantly, he carried out Harry’s orders obediently.
The statue moved curiously and Ron ran away rapidly.
Hermione closed her book carefully and deliberately.
The dementor turned up unexpectedly so the children hurriedly hid.
Ginny kissed Harry awkwardly .
“Use your wand Harry,” urged Hermione frantically.
Orange, Green and Blue Group
Fluffy was supposed to guard the trapdoor.
To be honest, finding a whale and a gnome in the lake was a great surprise for Harry.
Hagrid began to gnaw some wheat as he started to guide Harry through the field.
With a whirl of Dumbledore’s wand, the wall began to build itself.
How many different ways can you practise your spellings?
Don't forget there are lots of different ideas in your Home Learning Book.
Home Learning Heroes (6.7.20 - 12.7 20)
Magical Mathletes TTRS Heroes Numbot Knights
Annabel 1 hr 19 mins DeeJay 14,659 coins Max 3,667 coins
Austin 1 hr 14 mins Dominic 7,450 coins Jennifer 3,489 coins
Phoebe 1 hr 12 mins Shayla 3,205 coins Phoebe 2,539 coins
As one of our Talk for Writing Booklet was about an explorer who can visit places through a magic wardrobe, we thought it might be nice to read the most famous magic wardrobe story of them all, 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,' as our story time story to lead us into the Summer Holidays.
Home Learning Heroes Leaderboard 6.7.20 -10.7.20
We hoped you enjoyed working on your transition pack activities. We know your new teachers are going to be just as impressed by your hard work next year as we have been this year. Everyone is our home learning hero this week. We are so proud of you all.
Now let's see who can get onto our final Class 8 Home Learning Hero Leaderboard!
Marvellous Millionaires! In Year 3 and 4 pupils can achieve Millionaire Status by reading 250,000 words through books that are registered by taking an accelerated reader quiz once read.
Impressively, we already had two Millionaires by 20th March Annabel and Poppy who even more unbelievably both earned their Millionaire status on the same day in February!
Lucy and Kirsten achieved their millionaire status in the first half of the Summer Term.
Phoebe became our fifth Millionaire during the Half Term holiday.
Layla and became our sixth Millionaire.
Jennifer has just become our seventh Millionaire.
Who will be our excellent eighth?
Here are some of the super Soupee birds and incredible imaginary creatures we received. Can you spot the sensational similes?
Here are some of the terrific through the telescope scenes we received.
Super Science with Poppy's Sunflower Seeds
Unfortunately, we are not quite sure what happened to our first sunflower seeds that Mr Hopson gave us for the whole school grow a sunflower competition. Luckily, Poppy provided some new seeds and I have planted them in my garden. Here is an update of their growth so far.
6th May 5 seeds planted in a large pot in my garden. I covered the pot in cling film to keep in the moisture and the heat.
15th May I could see four sets of green leaves poking through the soil.
2nd June The seeds have grown so much there doesn't seem room for all 5 seedlings. I have moved three of the seeds out of the pot and planted them in my flower beds. I have kept two seedlings in the pot and called them Bill and Ben.
28th June Bill is now 62cm tall and Ben is 43cm tall.
16th July Bill is now 76cm tall and Ben is 53cm tall.
The other three sunflowers that I moved out of the pot and planted in other places are now taller and looking far healthier than Bill and Ben.
Bernard at the back fence is now 86cm tall and looks very healthy despite being eaten by some kind of creature.
Barney at the back fence is now 84cm tall.
Bob in the pot with the geraniums is now 78cm tall.
Who will be first to flower and on what date?
Izzie and I also watered a funny grass head on the 6th June. If you look at the photos below closely you will see lots and lots of seeds at the top of the pig's head. We carefully balanced 5 sunflower seeds on top of his head, so you can compare the seeds.
How long do you think it will take these seeds to grow?
29th June - some of the seeds have germinated and started to grow,
16th July - one of the blades of grass is really long now and more have started to grow.
Class 8 Word of the Week mystical
Definition inspiring a sense of mystery, awe or fascination
Word Class adjective
Synonyms magical, paranormal
Example The mystical stranger vanished as quickly as she had appeared.
Previous home learning grids:
Hello Class 8!
We hope that you are well and enjoying learning at home. We are so impressed by the fabulous work you' ve completed already. We've really enjoyed seeing photographs through twitter and emails and monitoring online achievements on lexia, accelerated reader, myon, spellodrome, mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars.
We have put together a suggested timetable you could follow so that you still have some structure to your days - a bit like the timetable we have at school!
08:00 - Wake up, eat breakfast and get ready for some fun-filled learning!
08:35 - Morning reading. You could even do an accelerated reader quiz using the QR code!
09:00 - Supermovers/ Just Dance/ Jump Start Jonny.
09:15 - Maths activities
10:15 - Break time!
10:45- English activity
11:45 - Guided reading/Lexia/Spellodrome/ Spelling activities - you could even create your own version of the carousel.
12:15 - Lunch time!
1:15 - Foundation Subject following BBC Bitesize or Coxhoe Home Learning Hub
2:00 - Exercise - Go Noodle/Just Dance/ imoves
2:15 - Foundation Subject following BBC Bitesize or Coxhoe Home Learning Hub
3:00 - Read your book to your teddies for story time!
3:30 - Tidy up and relax!
We can't wait to see all of your hard work when you come back.
Mrs Skaife and Mrs Jefferson
English Resources for 29.6.20 -3.7.20
Resources for 22.6.20 - 25.6.20
Resources for 15.620 -19.6.20
Resources for grid Summer Term 2 Week 2 8.6.20 -11.6.20
Purple's spellings explained Monday 8.6.20
Links to resources used in grid Summer Term 2 Week 1 1. 6.20 -5.6.20
For C.S Lewis description of Lucy going through wardrobe listen to links in box below.
Grid links for websites 18.5.20 - 21.5.20
Grid Links for websites 11.5.20 - 14.5.20
Red 12th May tutorial
Fluency answers (22.6.20 - 25.6.20)
Answers to fluency (15.6.20 - 18.6.20)
Answers to fluency (8.6.20 - 11.6.20)
Answers to fluency (1.6.20 - 4.6.20)
Answers to fluency (18.5.20 - 21.5.20)
Answers to fluency (11.5.20 - 14.5.20)
Answers to fluency (4.5.20 - 7.5.20)
Answers fluency (27.4.20- 1. 5.20) Answers to VGPS - Twinkl Spag Booklet
English resources ( 11.5.20 -15.5.20)
English resources (4 .5.20 - 7 .5. 20)
English resources (27.4.20 - 1.5.20)
Tuesday - The Three Billy Goats Gruff (28.4.20)
What we've been up to
Fun Fact Finding
We went on a Treasure Hunt in our conservation area to find facts about elephants. As well as finding lots of interesting facts about elephants we saw some beautiful Spring flowers. Can you spot the crocuses, daffodils, primroses and snowdrops in our slide show?
World Book Day Celebrations
We greatly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. Some children made amazing t-shirts and costumes. It was an extremely tricky decision but Poppy was Class 8's create a costume competition winner with the fabulous book costume she made. When asked about her costume Poppy explained, "I made it of Matilda because I am enjoying reading Matilda at home. My mum and sister helped me with some of the tricky bits but I did lots too. "
Many pupils in Class 8 have enjoyed completing parts of their; Are you a share a story reading superstar? Congratulations to Jennifer who completed nineteen out of the twenty-one challenges.
We took part in an assembly parade and a book swap. We made some beautiful bunting to display in our classroom. Throughout the day, we kept our eyes open for 'Where's Wally?' pictures!
Some children had never tasted figs before so we had some on a fruity Friday.
We had to work as a team to move the Malteaser into each quoit using only our straws. Our hands were not allowed to touch the Malteaser.
Class 8 really enjoyed making Anglo Saxon pots out of clay.
The Sage performance
Wow! What a fantastic experience we have had performing at the Sage!
We were chosen to represent all of Durham at the NE Hub Gala. We sang and signed 'Bringing Us Together', played the recorder to 'Hands, Feet and Heart' and finished by singing 'This Is Me'. We thoroughly enjoyed showcasing our talents in front of such a large audience.
The fun did not end there because we made the most out of our visit to Gateshead! We enjoyed some time playing cooperation games, a packed tea, crossed the Millennium Bridge and even an ice cream by the river!
NOW PRESS PLAY!
We love using NOW PRESS PLAY headphones! Class 8 enjoyed going outside to use the headphones, we have been discovering what a plant needs to survive and the process of pollination!
Class 8 have been enjoyed learning all about how to tell the time! We have looked at 12 hour and 24 hour clocks. We even made our own human clock to help each understand time!! The children have had a lot of fun!
Matilda Character descriptions
In English we have been studying Matilda (the film) and her family. Class 8 used extremely large pieces of paper to draw around each other. We gave each body shape a character from Matilda and filled it with adjectives to describe them.
Class 8 have been looking at the world record for the high jump and the long jump. We have measured these records out and marked them in the classroom. We then went outside and completed the long jump ourselves. We worked as a team to measure how far we had jumped in metres and centimetres. We really enjoyed using our new trundle wheels!
Class 8 really enjoyed showing other schools their dance routine. they then sat and watched everyone else perfume their dance routine! Class 8 won Coxhoe's dance festival and we had great experience with the SSP dance team In Newton Aycliffe's leisure centre.
We looked carefully at two different types of flowers that have white petals: chrysanthemums and carnations, and discussed what might happen to the petals when they were placed into different food colourings.
Would they absorb the colours?
How would this happen?
What will happen to the stem?
In pairs, the children wrote their predictions and we checked on the flowers throughout the day to see if there was any change. Did one type of flower absorb the colour better than the other? Was one colour clearer than the others?
Take a look at our predictions and results in the slide show on the whiteboards.
Useful websites, Links and Apps
Times table practice: