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Ightenhill Primary School

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Class 8

Welcome to Class 8!

Class Teacher - Mrs Hume

 

 

Clitheroe Castle

 

On Tuesday 7th March, classes 7, 8 and 9 went on a school trip to Clitheroe Castle. The day was split into two parts with the children taking part in a variety of different activities. The children went around the museum and answered questions, found their way around the labyrinth and ordered a local time line. Then the children walked up to the 'keep' of the castle, made armour to protect 'Sir Egbert' and built a Motte and Bailey, Norman Castle. The children had a fantastic day and really enjoyed themselves. 

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Mummification!

 

For the start of our new topic, Class 8 mummified a fish! We followed the instructions on how the Ancient Egyptians preserved dead bodies. The children really enjoyed learning about how the mummification process worked and enjoyed being able to do this practically in real life. 

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Science Investigations

 

In Science, we were investigating which materials would help us melt ice the quickest. We looked at sand, salt, shower gel, radiator and cotton wool. Here are some pictures of the children trying to melt their ice. 

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Remembrance Day Assembly

 

On Friday 11th November, we performed our class assembly for school and our parents. We talked about the importance of remembering and what we remember on this important day. 

 

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Pup Update 

 

When the children were in Year 2, they donated money they had collected to 'Guide Dogs for the blind.' Here is an update on their puppy Freya. 

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Decorating pinch pots

Here are some pictures of Class 8 painting their pinch pots. Class 8 looked at all the pinch pots and decided which were the best. There are pictures of these below. 

 

Science

This half term we are learning about the digestive system. On Monday, we looked at the job of the mouth, tongue and teeth within digestion. The children then tasted different foods and identified on their tongues where they could taste sour, sweet, salty and bitter. The children really enjoyed the lesson and definitely enjoyed trying the different foods!

Timeline

 

Also in our topic lessons, we have been looking at the order historical periods came in time. We ordered a selection of Horrible History books then used a text book to check. We then performed actions for each historical period to help us remember the order they went in. Finally, we ordered an Ancient Greek timeline to see what major events happened. 

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Where in the world?

 

In our topic lesson, we were using atlases to work out which countries had a border onto the Mediterranean Sea. We also found out where Greece was and which countries were near by. 

It's all Greek to me!

To start of our topic this half term, we made clay pinch pots. Once they are dried, we will decorate them in a typically Greek way. 

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Our first week!

During their first week in Class 8, the children took part in many different activities. They worked in groups to find out what skills each person had and how they could use these skills to help each other. Some children performed speeches to the class explaining why they would be a good choice for class council. On Friday, the children took part in a PE lesson where they used the playground markings and learnt skills in throwing and catching. 

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