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Class 8

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Our Autumn term topic is called Revolution. We will be learning all about The Victorians.

04.10.21 We learnt about Dr Snow, who lived in Victorian times. He investigated the 1854 Cholera Outbreak and collected data to show that the disease was caught from dirty water. This helped scientists to develop ways of finding out about illnesses which we still use today. His work also led to better sewage systems being invented. We tried to clean dirty water then discussed how diseases spread. We found out how difficult it is to clean water and learnt about different ways that diseases can spread. Then we used glitter gel to check how well we wash our hands.

Our Spring term topic is called Misty Mountain, Winding River.

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We have been learning about different types of mountains  and how they are formed. We made models out of clay.


We read a report about Cadair Idris. We organised facts about Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scarfell Pike and presented our information to the class. Then we wrote our own reports about our favourite mountains from around the world.

We have been learning about volcanoes. We made a volcano and used vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and washing up liquid to make it erupt.

Click here to watch our volcano erupt.

We learnt new words to help us to read and talk about mountains. 

This is our Word Wizard Wall. We are introduced to new words and use word webs to help us to store the meaning and sound of each word. We make up an action, sing a song and try to find and use each word as much as possible. We can wear a word wizard badge if we find or use the words. We store new words in a class word pot and revise the words every week. 

17.02.22 After a few wet and windy days we made the most of a the good weather in Craig Gwladys.

14.03.22 For Culture Week, we found out about Egypt and the River Nile. We read ‘Cinderella of the Nile’ and compared it to the story of Cinderella. We tasted pomegranate seeds, pitta bread and hummus.


We used atlases to find the source and mouth of the Nile and name the countries through which the river flows. We made pyramids from paper straws, cups, K’nex and Lego. 

We found out what we might find in and around the River Nile and made a picture map of the river.

22.03.22 We read about some important rivers around the world and found them on a world map. We used the fact files to find important information about 6 rivers.


During the Summer term we will be integrating into the Year 5 and 6 classes for our topic work.



In Class 8, homework will be shared on a Monday and will need to be completed by Friday.

You will find a video guide below, which will help you and your child find, edit and save homework.  There will be no need to print anything out.  In some cases, the homework may not need to be edited on Hwb and could be a creative task which can be completed at home.  In this case, photographs can be uploaded to ‘My Files’ for the teacher to see.

Click here to find out how to do your homework on Hwb


Click on the links below for further information and support for parents of children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. 

Afasic – Voice for Life

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This is our Narrative Wall. We are learning how to retell events and stories clearly.