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Above - Class 9 2018-2019!

Below - our representatives on the School Council


Below - our lunchtime office staff - a member of Class 9 (right) together with a member of Class 8


*Please scroll down for more photos and a slideshow*

Welcome to Class 9!

This year promises to be a very exciting and memorable experience for all the members of class 9. The children will have lots more responsibility within the class and around the school. They will become buddies for Reception, have monitoring jobs and be expected to become role models to younger members of the school.

Alongside this, I will expect them to work extremely hard in all areas of the curriculum so that they make the necessary progress to make the transition to high school an easier process.

Our theme for this half term is called 'Friend or Foe', linking to our World War Two topic, where the children will especially focus on how children were affected by the war.  Away from the war in Europe, this will include the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young victim of the long-term after effects of the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima on 6th August 1945.  As a follow-up to her story, we will make origami cranes, 12 of which will be chosen at random (along with 12 from Class 7) to be taken to be displayed at the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima at half-term.  The remaining cranes will be used to form a display in class. (See photos below)

In Literacy, our class book will be 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo, which focuses on a boy’s experience of evacuation in Devon. Writing activities will link to this with diaries, historical stories, poetry and biographical writing all being experienced. We will also be referring to extracts from Anne Frank’s diary and looking at other primary source evidence using film and radio archives.   


In the second half of the Autumn term, we will be studying a book called 'Rose Blanche', which explores a Jewish child's point of view and experiences of the war. We will also be studying the 'Macbeth' play by Shakespeare, allowing for plenty of drama activities.


We will be focusing on achieving our grammar, spelling and punctuation targets and high emphasis will be placed on key grammar and punctuation objectives, with a weekly skills test based on this to show progress. Spellings will be focused on 3x weekly in short 10 minute lessons, with 5 spellings focused on each time. This will culminate in a weekly homework task and a weekly and half termly test to show progression.

The children will have a range of daily reading activities, with an emphasis on whole class reading a strategy that is most effective for the comprehension and analysis of texts, with a heavy focus on understanding new and complex vocabulary, which will improve their writing technique. This will involve shared, independent and paired reading.

Please ensure you hear your child read at home every night and sign their reading logs with your comments on their reading and understanding.

Maths will involve the study of many objectives -

Addition and place value

  • Place value in 6-digit numbers (PV additions/subtractions).
  • Add and subtract 1s, 10s, 100s, 1000s, 10,000s, and 100,000s.
  • Place 6-digit numbers on a line and compare pairs of numbers, use < and >.            
  • Revise using column addition to add pairs of 5-digit numbers with 5-digit answers.
  • Use column addition to add pairs of 5-digit numbers with 6-digit answers.
  • Addition and number
  • Understand place value in numbers with three decimal places.
  • Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Place three place decimals on lines, round to the nearest 0.01, 0.1 or 1, Compare two numbers.
  • Add 2 or 3 amounts of money using column addition; Use using rounding to check answers..
  • Add 2 or 3 numbers with two decimal places in a measures context, e.g. metres; Use rounding to check answers.

Addition and subtraction

  • Add several prices, then use Frog to find the change from £20, £50 and £100. 
  • Use Frog to subtract amounts of money.
  • Revise using column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract pairs of 5-digit numbers.
  • Use column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract 3-digit numbers and 4-digit numbers from 5-digit numbers.
  • Choose whether to use counting up (Frog) or column subtraction (decomposition) to work out given calculations (5 digits).

Shape and Multiplication

  • Classify and sort quadrilaterals.
  • Name parts of circles (radius, diameter, circumference) and know diameter is twice the radius.
  • Revise angles around a point on a line, find missing angles.
  • Know the totals of angles in triangles and quadrilaterals; Find missing angles.
  • Find that opposite angles are equal; Find angles in polygons.

Multiplication and Fractions

  • Find common multiples and factors.
  • Find numbers that have a pair of prime factors.
  • Find equivalent fractions; Simplify fractions using multiples and factors.
  • Compare and order fractions with unrelated denominators.
  • Find unit and non-unit fractions of amounts.

Place value and Multiplication

  • Place 5-digit numbers on a line, round to nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
  • Place 6-digit numbers on a line and round to nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 or 100,000.
  • Revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers; Round to approximate answers.
  • Revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers; use rounding to approximate answers.
  • Revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit amounts of money by single-digit numbers.
  • Fractions, Multiplication and division
  • Recognise fraction and decimal equivalents.
  • Use short division to divide 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and by 11 and 12with fraction parts of answers, e.g. 23¾.
  • Use short division to divide 3- digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and by 11 and 12, with fraction parts of answers, e.g. 23¾ as 23.75.
  • Solve division word problems (including answers with fractions); Round up or down after division.
  • Use short division to divide 3-digit by 1-digit numbers and by 11 and 12; Round up or down.

Place value and subtraction

  • Count on and back in steps of 0.001 and 0.01.
  • Add and subtract multiples of 0.1, 0.01 or 0.001.
  • Add/subtract multiples of 0.01 to/from numbers with two decimal places, crossing multiples of 0.1.
  • Subtract pairs of numbers with two decimal places using counting up (Frog).
  • Subtract numbers with one or two decimal places by counting up from the smaller to the larger number (Frog), e.g. 2.76 – 0.83 or 13.4 – 2.76.

Measures and data

  • Convert between grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres.
  • Convert between metres and kilometres; know approximate conversion between miles and km; draw line graph and read intermediate points.
  • Know regularly used imperials units and approximate metric equivalents.
  • Calculate time intervals using the 24-hour clock and add lengths of time.
  • Read timetables using the 24-hour clock; calculate time intervals (at least 3 hours).
  • Fractions
  • Recognise nets for a cube.
  • Recognise and build pyramids and prisms, making nets.
  • Compare and order fractions with unrelated denominators; Use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
  • Add fractions with unrelated denominators.
  • Subtract fractions with unrelated denominators.
  • Addition and subtraction/ Multiplication and division
  • Use grid multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.
  • Use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 20.
  • Use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by numbers between 20 and 30.
  • Choose how to solve a mix of +, -, × and ÷ mental and written calculations.
  • Choose which operations(s) are necessary to solve single-step and multi-step word problems.

Daily mixed morning work will be done by the children during register time, which will reinforce and enrich previous work done.

The children will focus on a weekly arithmetic task, which will take 30 minutes on the set methods of number work to enable the children to try and achieve the expected standard by the end of year 6. The class will also do weekly skill tests to test knowledge and understanding and to inform future learning targets.

The children will use ICT to carry out research using the internet and will then use their understanding to produce fact sheets and power-points. They will use formatting skills such as cut, copy and paste, fonts, sizing of letters and borders to improve their work.


In Artthe children will learn about colour mixing and the use of silhouettes. They will also look at how Pop Art is used and demonstrated by artists and learn to use the skills and techniques in their own work.


In Science, we will learn about how light appears to travel in straight lines, how light sources travel to our eyes and how the eye parts function, how shadows occur and how reflection and refraction occur. Work will be practical with investigational group work used to plan, carry out and evaluate fair tests.



The children will be given a weekly spelling homework sheet on words which they will have been focusing on all week. This will be given on a Friday to learn for the following Friday. A homework task (related to classwork) will be given on a Monday to be completed by the Monday of the following week (this may change sometimes according to the task). Please ensure that you sign your child’s homework book to say that the task has been completed. Reading should be done each night and dojo awards will be given for this on a daily basis.

Games and P.E.

Please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit for every lesson. P.E. will be on a Monday and games will be on a Thursday. This half term we will be covering basketball and dance and next half term, circuit training and football.



Our topic this term is “It’s Good to be Me”, where we will reflect on our positive attributes, alongside how we treat others, and how we can further our own skills and personal qualities.


Please feel free to come in at any time if you have any concerns regarding your child. My door is always open!

             Mrs. S.Greenhalgh

Below - Friday 26th October - some of our origami peace cranes in Hiroshima



Above (left to right) - The Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima Peace Park, some of our cranes at the Children's Monument & Genbaku (Atomic) Dome, Hiroshima

Below - 2 of our fantastic classroom displays!


Below - Monday 15th October - some of us used 'Microsoft Word' to type up our WW2 evacuee poems, 'The Last Goodbye'


Below - Monday 24th September - after hearing the story of Sadako Sasaki, we made origami 'peace' cranes, some of which will be taken to the Children's Memorial in the Peace Park in Hiroshima at half-term;-



                                               Heiwa      Peace       平和


    "I will write 'Peace' on your wings and you will fly all over the world."      Sadako Sasaki (1943-1955) 

Below - we hope you enjoy this slideshow of our fantastic Anderson shelter models!