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Hello, Class 9!
Week ending Friday 3rd November:
Another Dojo filled week of brilliance, Class 9! A great first week back. This week, we have been focusing on our new book in English, Journey to the River Sea; the story tells the tale of Maia, an orphan who finds she's going to live with distant relatives near the Amazon River in Brazil. It's super exciting so far! In maths, we've focused on line graphs; reading and interpreting data and drawing our own!
Don't forget it's our African drumming day next Thursday! Very exciting stuff.
Enjoy your weekend, guys - stay safe if you're going to any bonfires, keep away from fireworks and make sure you wear gloves if you use sparklers!
See you on Monday!
Mrs McK-Sav x
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Autumn Term Topic
Stories from Other Cultures
This term, you will learn about stories from around the world. Our key text will be Journey to Jo’Burg by Beverley Naidoo; we will be comparing and contrasting this text with other stories from different cultures, including Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson which is set in the Amazon Rainforest. We will be learning about the apartheid in South Africa, as well as finding out about the life of Nelson Mandela. We will experience and compose traditional music, create traditional tribal artwork and learn about different cultural aspects, including dance and food. We will look at the geographical features of the continents and countries we focus on, including Africa and North and South America.
Our science will cover the following topics: ‘animals including humans’ and ‘living things and their habitats.’
Teachers and parents can communicate about homework and reading via the diary. Children have a responsibility to let the teacher know when they have a message to respond to. Diaries should be in school daily.
Children are allocated a book band based on their reading attainment. Children are encouraged to choose their own reading book from the allocated level. Children are able to change their book once it is indicated in the home school diary that the book has been read at home. Children are sometimes encouraged to reread books to support their reading fluency and comprehension. Reading of additional materials from school or home is actively encouraged.
Homework and spellings:
Homework is sent weekly in the child’s homework book.
Homework details can also be found each week in our Homework section of this webpage.
Date set: Friday Date due in by: Following Thursday
Weekly pieces sent:
One piece of English, including spellings, which will be in the form of a spelling practice sheet in the spelling homework folder, and one piece of maths.
Weekly amount: 10 words set, linked to in class learning or key spelling list.
Date set: Each Friday
How sent home: In spelling homework folder (on spelling homework sheet)
Date tested: Each Friday
Result communicated: Via homework diary (test completed in the diary)
End of Year Expectation: All multiplication tables to 12x.
Bronze award: Skip count multiplication table in order.
Silver award: Recall multiplication table in order.
Gold award: Answer multiplication table questions in any order.
Children to inform teacher when ready to be tested for an award.
PE will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays.
PE kits should be in school from the first day of term. PE kits remain in school until the last day of term, when they are sent home for washing.
No Jewellery is allowed, earrings must be removed at home, if not able to be removed by the child. Earrings will not be removed by school staff and cannot be covered.