Are You Exhausted?
That has to be one of the busiest weeks ever in school. Where do we start? As well as all the Christmas events happening, we have also managed to start our letter from a World War 1 solider all about the Christmas Truce. They will be finished early next week. We have also manged to continue our work on Fractions and soon will be able to multiply and divide fractions.
A huge well done to all of Class 8 for their excellent behaviour when went to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. What a wonderful panto it was and even Mr Young managed to charm one the of members of the show! We also sang our Christmas songs at the church on Thursday morning and it blew me away. What a fantastic performance and the singing was out of this world. Well done to Harrison and Alice for their poetry readings, you were excellent.
We also squeezed in painting our Dragon's eye, making our Christmas mats and centre pieces for our delicious Christmas dinner and we have started our very funny Christmas cards .
Next week is so busy again with finishing our cards, glossing our Dragon's eye, finishing our moving vehicle, completing our Science investigation and our World War 1 letter. We are nearly there. Let's do this.
Have a great and restful weekend,
Mr Young, Mrs Edmunds and Miss Jude
Just over a week to go!
Another very very busy week in Wyburns. Well done to year six for working so hard in their Reading and SPAG tests. There is still lots of work to do but it is great to see so many children improving their scores. Keep on working so hard!
We finally finished our explanation texts all about our amazing circulatory system. Some of their final drafts were amazing. You can see some of them on our class pages. In Maths we are really getting to grips with fractions and we are up to adding with different denominators and even adding mixed numbers with fractions ... then simplifying our answer!!! Very tricky.
Our busy week ended with a visit from the Birdman and it was wonderful. We found out so many different facts and they even flew around our heads. Our assembly this week was the children who go to Rock steady. What amazing talented musicians we have.
Finally, our homework this week that MUST be handed in is a poetry competition. We wil be choosing the best two per year group and sending them off to the Premier League. If we are lucky enough to win then we will get a visit from a celebrity with the actual Premier League trophy!! So get writing and make it brilliant.
Many thanks. We are getting nearer to Mr Clause visiting!
Mr Young and Miss Jude
Another week gone very quickly
Class 8 have had another busy week. We have started our huge unit of Fractions in Maths. Keep on working on your times tables as this is key to understanding fractions. We are linking our Science and English together and the children have started to draft their Explanation text. We look forward to showing you the finished product next week.
Well done to all of Year 6 who performed so well in for the Rayleigh lights event. It was Mr Young's first year of being part of this and I was extremely proud of you all. The Christmas Fair was a fantastic event and again many thanks for coming along, spending your pennies and making it a wonderful occasion.
Finally, apologies for the late putting up of homework. I had a few technical errors with the website. It is all there now so please have a go and try your best.
We go again next week for another busy week. Santa is getting nearer!
Mr Young and Miss Jude.
Newspaper reports, BODMAS, Cutting up a heart, Dragon eyes, car design and
Road Safety jingles!
Another busy week in class 8. As you can see from the photos we have been working hard as the build up to Christmas continues. In Maths we worked on using the BODMAS method to help us understand how to calculate with different operations. Please ask you child what this means. It was tricky but we got there in the end.
In English we finally managed to type up our newspaper reports about those vile - Vikings and their attack on our soil! Please read the two examples if you can as they really make you feel like you were there.
We are well on the way with our clay model of a Dragon's eye and will paint this next week so it looks life like. We are also on the way to making our own cars. Lots of sawing and measuring were done so it matches our plan.
In Science we were very brave and cut up a real Lamb's heart. There were only a few screams and pale faces BUT it was a great way to see a how a real heart works up close. Lots of learning as always.
Finally, the class worked in small groups to come up with a jingle to the tune of "Jingle Bells." This was for Road Safety week. Some of them were very creative and very funny, The class enjoyed sharing them with each other.
Let's keep going Class 8.
P.S We have also finished a our class decoration for Christmas. We hope you like it.
Division, Newspaper reports and much more!
Another super busy week in class 8 for everyone. We really got to grips with Division this week in Maths and most of us are feeling confident, not only in dreaded long division but also bus stop, using factors and even being able to solve some mentally. Well done for your perseverance with Division and not being afraid to really challenge yourself. Remember if you don't know something, just add YET at the end as one day you will understand.
In English we started our newspaper reports and focused on the use of passive voice, direct and reported speech and what makes an effective introduction. We are looking forward to typing these up in the computing suite next week.
We also tested our heart rate in Science, had a discussion about role and responsibilities in PSHE and started to make a dragon's eye using clay in Art. To end another busy week we all came to school in our pyjamas, dressing gowns and even slippers to raise money for Children in Need. Well done for your participation and all of the Spurs fans in the class loved Mr Young's West Ham dressing gown!
Mr Young would like to say a huge well done and thank you to class 8 for working so hard when he wasn't in for a few days. All of the staff told me how brilliant you all were and how you behaved for the other teachers. Fortunately, the eye is getting better and it takes a lot more than this to keep me away from such a wonderful class and awesome school.
Remember your homework by next Friday and log on to SPAG.com and maths rockstars please. Keep working on those spellings as well. All of theses added extras will make a huge difference to your learning.
We go again Monday for another busy but brilliant week.
Mr Young & Miss Jude
Year 6 are singing at the Rayleigh Lights on 29th November 2018.
We are on stage at 4.10pm (we're second) Please come and support us :)
Children can wear something Christmassy as well as their uniform :)
Another busy week
We have been very flexible due to various events happening. Well done all the children who completed Bikeabilty this week. You were a credit to Wyburns and we are very proud of you. We have all been developing our confidence in division during our Maths lessons and we will be continuing this next week. Our focus in English and Reading has been World War poetry and the children created some amazing "Blackout Poems" We even had a go at trying to crack a World War 1 code. After many attempts we worked it out in the end!
Well done for another hard-working week.
Have a great weekend
Mr Young and Miss Jude
Welcome back Class 8. I hope you all had a wonderful break. This is another busy term with lots of challenges ahead. Keep on working hard and having a positive mindset. We made a good start but I know there is more to come. Let's make this a half term to remember.
Class 8, can you believe there is only one more week until a well deserved week off.
It has been another very busy week. It all started off with Viking Day. So many children came in dressed up and it really added to the day. Thanks for all your support.
Even Mr Young got into the role of a Viking warrior!
We have finished writing our versions of Beowulf and some of the writing has been fantastic. The children have also been pulling apart the longer version of Beowulf in our class reading and are really starting to improve their comprehension skills.
In Maths the children have been working hard developing their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in addition and subtraction. On Friday we went into the computing suite and used a spreadsheet to develop our understanding of multiples.
Other highlights have been completing our moving vehicles in D&T (photos to come soon), starting our computing topic of spreadsheets and carrying out research in our RE lessons about Hinduism.
Remember it's assessment week next week so plenty of rest. I am also looking forward to meeting your parents at partnership meetings next week. I have lots of lovely things to tell them about you all so don't worry.
Mr Young and Miss Jude
Another busy busy week in class 8. In English we have immersed ourselves in the story of Beowulf and written some super character descriptions. We have also written an alternative ending so we have lots of ideas for our stories next week. Also ask your children about SPAG.com
Year five had a wonderful time Monday afternoon for their Prince William award (photos to come soon) and year six worked hard with Mrs Fagence getting songs ready for the Harvest assembly. Many thanks for your donations.
Remember next week is Talk and Share on Tuesday and the start of the book fair in school. Please come and treat your child to a super book. The more we raise, the more free books we get for the school. Reading is a huge whole school focus this year so please help us.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you for Talk and Share if you can make it.
Mr Young and Miss Jude
What a busy week!
Class 8 have had such a busy week and Mr Young has finally worked out how to put information onto the website! Yippee!
In Maths we have been working hard on place value with our focus on negative numbers and Roman Numerals.
In English we had such a fun start to the week by going into the woods and seeing clothes ripped, blood everywhere and food inside a den. This raised lots of questions and it gave us clues about our new writing topic! By the end of this week we would have written our own Kenning poems for our class poetry book that everyone can read and enjoy.
In Reading we have started the text "Beowulf" and explored lots of vocabulary. Ask your children about double meaning words. We have also asked lots of questions so we can answer some tricky questions next week.
Other highlights include a letter to Theresa May about plastic pollution and making progress in our DT lessons. We are well on the way to making our moving car. Photos will follow soon!
Have a great weekend Class 8.