SUMO – Fruity Thinking!
Thursday March 02nd 2017, 10:17 am
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SUMO stands for Stop, Understand, Move On and this is what we aim to help children to do through our SUMO lessons. SUMO is designed to empower children and to help keep them healthy – emotionally, mentally and physically.

Throughout our SUMO lessons this half term we will be focusing on Fruity Thinking. Fruity thinking is based upon the idea that while fruit is healthy for our bodies, we need fruity thinking to keep our minds healthy. Fruity thinking is all about having a positive attitude and not letting negative thoughts take over.

In class we started our Fruity Thinking topic by enjoying some delicious fruit, before talking about all the ways we can employ fruity thinking in to our lives. This is a very fun and engaging topic and class 9 can’t wait to find out more about Fruity Thinking as the term progresses.

Just a side note to say thank you to all the parents, relatives and children that have taken the time to comment on our class 9 blog. We all really appreciate these comments and look forward to reading them each morning.

Miss Smith.

Talk for Writing.
Thursday February 23rd 2017, 10:40 am
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In our English we are focusing on how to write a warning story through using Talk for Writing. Talk for Writing focuses on three key areas:

1. Imitation – This is where we are learning the warning story ‘The Caravan’ by Pie Corbett. We are learning the story through the use of our text map and our actions.

2. Innovation – This stage involves changing aspects of the story we have learnt. However the key activity in this stage is shared writing, helping the children to write their own by “doing one together” first.

3. Independent Application – In this stage the children will be able to utilise all the skills they have learnt throughout the process to write their own warning stories.

At the end of this topic all of the children’s warning stories will be put in a book which will be kept on display in the classroom for all the children to read.

It would be useful for the children to practise their talk for writing at home using the pictures of the text map below. We have almost finished mapping our story, leave a comment below about how you think the story is going to end!

Miss Smith.

Half Term Holiday!
Monday February 13th 2017, 12:06 am
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On the last day of the half term, Class 9 had a party to celebrate how hard they’d worked over the past 6 weeks. Although the party was fun, it was also a bit sad as it was Szymon’s last day at Gorse Hill Primary School. We wish him luck at his new school and we will all miss him. Feel free to keep in touch through our class 9 blog!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful break from school. Leave a comment and let me know anything exciting that you’re doing this week!

Miss Smith.

Exploring Different Religions.
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 9:05 pm
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In our RE lessons this term we have been focusing on ‘What it means to be a Christian in Britain today?’ During today’s afternoon session we looked at why communion is important to Christians. To start the lesson, the children got to try different types of bread (pancakes, pitta, brioche etc) as well as drinking blackcurrent juice to symbolise the bread and wine Christians have during communion. Christians eat the bread and drink the wine as a way of saying thank you to Jesus for the sacrifices he made, therefore during this time the children reflected on who they are thankful for in their lives. Reece said his little brother, Romeo said his parents and Neala said me, her class teacher!

We also looked at the story of the Last Supper and where the symbolism of the bread and wine came from. We have thoroughly enjoyed out RE topic this term and we can’t wait to learn all about a different religion next half term!

Miss Smith.

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Mummies Know Best!
Wednesday February 08th 2017, 8:33 pm
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On Monday, Class 9 travelled to the Manchester Museum to explore the Egyptian exhibit. During our trip, the children got to take part in many exciting activities. Please watch the video below to see everything we did throughout the day and please leave a comment to let us know what you think!

Miss Smith.

Class 9 Showing Who’s Boss at Lacross!
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:13 pm
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Every Thursday morning, Class 9 thoroughly enjoy their Lacross lesson with a coach who has played Lacross for England. Throughout these lessons the children have learnt so much about the game and the rules involved but most importantly they have had brilliant fun!

Miss Smith.

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Origami Mummies.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 8:47 pm
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On Wednesday, while I was out of school on a teaching course, class 9 had a wonderful afternoon making origami mummies with a supply teacher. It was great to come back to school and see all the fun the children had. Take a look at the pictures below.

Miss Smith

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Class 9 Blowing Their Own Trumpets!
Thursday January 26th 2017, 7:16 pm
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Every thursday morning, the children of class 9 have been eagerly participating in their trumpet lessons. Within these lessons the children practise their singing as well as furthering their trumpet playing abilities. After only a few lessons, it is amazing to see how far the children have come already. Please watch the video below to see the children practising.

Miss Smith.



British Values – Individual Liberty.
Tuesday January 24th 2017, 6:43 pm
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Our focus for our British Values this term is Individual Liberty. This focuses on human rights and equality. In lessons class 9 have looked at the inspirational journey of Malala Yousafzai. Please watch the video below to see what we have learnt.

Over the coming weeks class 9 will be trying to raise money for Amnesty – a charity that does lots of great work supporting human rights. Check back on the blog for regular updates about our charity work.

Miss Smith.


Write Like an Egyptian.
Tuesday January 24th 2017, 2:00 pm
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During the spring term class 9 have been learning all about Egypt and the Egyptians. Therefore one afternoon we began to investigate how to write like an Egyptian. Firstly the children were asked to send a message to their partner using no letters. The children came up with many fantastic ideas such as by using pictures, symbols and even Roman Numerals! We then looked at how the Egyptians used picures called hieroglyphs to create their own hieroglyphic writing. The children used the hieroglphic alphabet to write their names. We then tea stained the paper to make it look archaic. Please take a look at the pictures below and leave a comment to let us know what you think of the work that the children have created.

Miss Smith.

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