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Class 9: Miss Danaher

Dear Class 9,

 

What a wonderful year you have had! I am so proud of all your hard work and achievements this year. Who could forget the action-packed week at Condover Hall? What about the Christmas CD? I will never forget all the fun of Grease is t'word, your beautiful singing, dancing and fabulous jiving!

 

Now you are off on your next adventure and I know that you will excel at whatever you choose to do. I look forward to hearing about your successes in the future and will miss you all.

 

Be confident! Be brilliant!

 

With all the very best,

 

Miss. D

Well done year 6 for a fabulous production, from Miss. D and Mrs. B!

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All of our worries are floating away! Year 6 are sending their wishes for the future into the great unknown, having learned about the teachings of Buddhist enlightenment. Also, toasting marshmallows was tasty...
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First-aiders in action! When in trouble, call year 6!
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Year 6 are learning to save lives with P.S.A. Christine. DRS ABC. Tooth-hurty? Can you remember what that means, year 6?

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A fabulous first night at Rydell High!
A fantastic dress-rehearsal this morning! Well done everyone!
Year 6 were born to hand-jive!
 
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Go greased lightning!
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Rehearsals are underway. Angelic!
 
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The finishing touches...
Andy Warhol has inspired our pop-art self-portraits. Can you spot who is who?

Rehearsals are underway... Grease is the word...

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This week is our science week: the complete athlete. We are learning first aid techniques with Christine.
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Can you solve Tom Riddle's riddle? We are working on it...
Marauders' Maths 4 - creating sequences using algebra codes...
Air-raid warning! Will the Lego men survive the 500g, 1kg and, even the 5kg bombs dropped from a height of 1m? The chances are slim...
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The long-awaited air-raid shelter TASC day has arrived. Will the shelters withstand the bombs? Will the Lego inhabitants survive? Tomorrow they will be tested!
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Marauders' Maths - can you crack the code to the patterns? We are Ravenclaws today solving riddles and puzzles - wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure!
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Live action writing! Meet the villains of our stories: Professor Squiggles, Madame Change, Professor Crestor and Professor Thorn. Terrifying!
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Class 9 are being sorted!

There's nothing hidden in your head 

The Sorting Hat can't see,

So try me on and I will tell you

Where you ought to be.

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Marauders' Maths- day 2. Our 3D models are taking shape. Can you spot Diagon Alley? How about the village of Hogsmeade with the Hogwarts Express? Hogwarts Castle is unmistakable, but who could live in the hut in the grounds?

Magical Marauders' Maths!

We have used our shape skills to design Marauders' Maps to help us explore Hogwarts Castle, complete with area and perimeter measurements. Now we are building Hogwarts using our knowledge of nets and 3D shape. We will keep you posted (by owl of course) on how it is progressing.

A mysterious parcel was discovered in Class 9 this morning. It seemed to contain transition letters but they looked a little different this year... They've never been delivered by owl post before! 

 

The uniform and equipment list looked rather unusual but there was an important reminder for parents enclosed: first years are not allowed their own broomsticks.

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At least transport is provided, although we better not lose our tickets!
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Disco time! 
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Board gaming day is a real success and a challenging mental workout!
Post-SATS parachute games were a real success. It is like being inside a rainbow!
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Picnic time for year 6.
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Well done, year 6 for your hard work, dedication and exemplary attitude during SATS week. We are all extremely proud of you and could not have asked for more.

 

Who says that revision can't be fun? Year 6 are revising number facts in the sunshine.
How do year 6 reason about calculation? We can show you...
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This afternoon we are revising 3D shape and nets by making evacuee-style gas mask cases, measuring accurately using rulers and protractors.
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Time for Messy Maths! Class 9 are enjoying revising geometry, angles and using protractors.

Live-action literacy! We are concluding our evacuee narrative. Will the pilot survive? What will the evacuees return to? We can't wait to find out.

To help plan the next chapter of their evacuation story, year 6 are using drama. The escaped pilot is on the run. Will he be captured?
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Live action literacy! Our evacuation stories are becoming more exciting every day. A plane has crashed in the field. Will the hero choose to save the German pilot? Where could he hide him? Our characters are having battles with their consciences as the Battle of Britain rages in the skies above them...
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Welcome to the Class 9 Museum! Our research has revealed so many interesting aspects of World War II that we decided to share with the whole school. Thanks to all of our families for the support, help and delicious baking.

Can you make an addition or subtraction using all the digits 0-9 only once? Can you find any more combinations? Year 6 are using their number and reasoning skills to solve problems.

This morning, we used our evacuee drama session to inspire our writing. Then we carefully edited and improved it.
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​In our drama activity, we became evauees on a train journey. Sitting in our carriages, we waved goodbye to our families and set off on a new adventure, inspired by 'Carrie's War.'

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Today classes 8 and 9 were evacuated from war-torn London into the countryside and encountered different characters when we arrived in the village hall. This was a daunting experience as we waited to be chosen.
Our completed robots!
The moment of truth!
We are now in the 'implementation' stage of our tasc day - making the robots!
Year 6 are using their circuit skills for a Rise of the Robots TASC day. Will they be able to complete their challenge to make a child-friendly robot?
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For our new theme: 'The Rise of the Robots,' we are learning how to use circuit components.
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Year 6 are becoming experts in mathematical reasoning. We are testing out our theories and methods and asking: "Are we sure? How do we know? What if..?" We are trying different methods to solve problems and calculations. Some work and some don't and by testing them out we are developing our number and reasoning skills, explaining the process.
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World Book Day! Children from Class 9 & 8 visited Class 3 and 4 to share our mash-up stories of different book characters with them!

Class 9 Celts have survived the Roman invasion! We worked in teams to trade, raid and battle!

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Class 9 are archaeologists! We have unearthed a mysterious burial. Who could it be? What do the finds tell us? 
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How do creatures evolve? In Animal Antics week we followed the journey of Charles Darwin and his ship the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands, home to many different species. We considered how humans might evolve in the future and how we have adapted to our habitat and lifestyles. Adapting our own species to our given habitats tested our teamwork and creative skills. A guest appearance from Tyrone the tortoise added lots of excitement to our classroom atmosphere.

 

Our news report on Darwin's arrival were fascinating. To coincide with Major Tim Peake's space walk, we learned how the human body copes in space and high altitude.
 

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During the cold and flu season we have used our Science Week to explore the minute world of microbes. Our glitter experiment revealed how easy it is to spread infectious microbes. Additionally we performed a fair test to monitor the effects of different chemicals upon yeast. The results were explosive!
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On wintery mornings, Class 9 have been writing mystery stories about valiant heroine Sally and her quest to reunite with her missing father! Will Sally succeed?
As Christmas approaches, not everyone is enjoying themselves. Meet the hero of our 'Christmas Carol' writing Ebenezer Scrooge.
Class 8 and 9's fabulous Christmas album 'Carolling Kids' is now available from school, read on for more information...
Well done to everyone for their fantastic Class Assembly! Thanks to all our visitors we hope to see you again soon. Here is the powerpoint presentation we prepared earlier (Blue Peter style.)
Today we have written persuasive book 'blurbs' as part of our Modern Stories English unit. Here is one example, hot off the press!
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Welcome to Class 9's website page. We are excited to share our learning with you. This Wordle picture shows our vision for the year and explains the kind of class we want to be!

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Our Class Routines

Indoor P.E. is on Tuesday afternoons.

Outdoor P.E. is on Friday afternoons.

Please bring your P.E. kit on a Monday in case we have the chance to do extra sessions.

 

Homework:

Homework is given out on Friday and is due back in on Wednesday. If you have a question about your homework please bring it in and ask us on Monday, so that we can explain and help you in time to complete it.

 

Each week you will receive a spelling task and either a maths or English task.

Additionally a book of important spellings will be sent home for regular top-up sessions, these will match the spellings taught during the week.

Reading is especially important, so please complete your reading record regularly showing us which books you are reading from home and school.

 

If you are absent and miss a letter, spare copies will be left in the folder on the cloakroom notice board.


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