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Class 9 News


What has been happening in Class 9?


Read here to find out all about our exciting news...

PE with Mr Franklin

On Tuesday 10th April, Class 9 had their first PE session with Mr Franklin from Wingfield School. We are really lucky because he is coming to teach us for a PE session for the rest of this half term. We are looking forward to our next session already!

Today, we completed a fitness challenge in groups and we were all really tired by the end of it. During the challenge we took part in running, step ups, star jumps and other fitness exercises as well as participating in a warm up and cool down. As part of the session, we set our own personal targets and chose from bronze, silver or gold. Between us, we completed the challenge in our groups. It was great fun!! 

Mr Franklin set us the challenge of completing this at home sometime over the next you think we'll be able to achieve this?

Festival of Colours

In Class 9, we have thoroughly enjoyed our 'Festival of Colours' day, learning all about Hinduism and the 'Holi festival'. We also took part in a workshop with Anne Foxley Johnson, learning all about differences and diversity. We also created our own Rangoli patterns as well as watching clips to learn all about this interesting celebration. 

Holi also known as the "festival of colours", is an Indian and Nepali spring festival, celebrated all across the Indian subcontinent as well as in countries with large Indian subcontinent diaspora populations. 

Everest Day

Thursday 22nd March 2018

This term, we have been learning all about New Zealand as well as Edmund Hillary and Mount Everest as part of our 'Extreme Advednture' topic - it has been the most exciting topic so far! Today, has been 'Everest Day' and we've had the best day ever!! Together, as a year group, Year 4 have climbed Mount Everest!! It was exhausting, but the most amazing experience - we conquered Mount Everest?

Did you know, climbing Mount Everest, one step at a time, is 58,070 steps?  

Multicultural Assembly

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Today was our multicultural assemblies where we shared our learning about the different countries we studied during the Spring Term. Year 4 have been learning about New Zealand. The Foundation Stage children from Red and Blue Class joined us as well and they have been learning about China. Both assemblies were really enjoyable and we particularly enjoyed performing the Hakka. It was nice to share this with the adults and I think they participated well in our quiz.

Thank you to all the adults who came to share our assembly with us - you were a brilliant audience!

Class 9 Parents Evening

Wednesday 21st February 2018

On Wednesday 21st February, Mrs Shaw had an exciting afternoon and evening meeting parents from Class 9 again. It was lovely to see you all and share good news about your children. 

It is always nice to hear about what the children in my class have been doing outside of school so don't forget to share this with me :-)


Year 4 Writing Stay and Learn

Thursday 1st February 2018

On Thursday 1st February, we held Year 4 Writing 'Stay and Learn' sessions and we worked with our adults on a writing task and other vocabulary activities, teaching them all about the different SPaG terminology....we were the teacher and our adults were learners . They came to learn about what we do during our English lessons. It was nice to share our work and show our adults all our hard work. 

Miss Baldwin

Miss Baldwin, from Nottingham Universtiy, is working with Year 4 this term. Currently, she is working with Class 9 and is helping out in our class. She is lovely and we are really looking forward to welcoming her into our school and into our class - she will love it in Class 9!

Miss Baldwin will be helping us with our work and joining in with our lessons :-)


Did you know, Miss Baldwin came to this school when she was a primary school girl? 

Year 4 Maths Stay and Learn

Tuesday 16th January 2018

On Tuesday 16th January, we held Year 4 Maths 'Stay and Learn' sessions and we worked with our adults on different maths activities, showing them how to answer different questions and use written methods for the four number operations. They came to learn about what we do during our maths lessons. It was great fun! 


Christmas Fairies and Elves Spread Their Magic....

On Friday 1st Decemeber, Class 9 arrived at school to find the Christmas fairies and elves had been very busy over night spreading their magic. Class 9 and the rest of school was decorated with Christmas decorations, tinsel and in Class 9 we had our own Christmas tree and lights - it was magical! We were so excited and giddy....Mrs Shaw said our faces were such a memorable picture!

Inside our classroom, we also have advent calendars to help us countdown to Christmas...Mrs Shaw thinks we are the best class in Rotherham and Indeed the world and has treated us to our very own advent calendars - how amazing is that!


Jack Frost Visits Class 9

Jack Frost Winter Creative Work

As part of our Winter Creative work in school over the last week in school, Year 4 have read 'Jack Frost' and have prouduced lots of work lined to this book, including English, Maths and art work. It has been a really exciting (and quite messy!) week and the work the children have produced is absolutely amazing. You'll see examples of this when you come into school for the Christmas Productions as it is displayed outside our classroom.

Well done Class 9 - what fantastic pieces of work! I'm so proud of each and everyone of you. 

Mrs Shaw will upload pictures of these displays shortly....make sure you keep a watch out for these!!

British Sign Language

British Sign Language (BSL)

We have been learning how to sign our names using British Sign Language. We also know how to sign some animals as well. 

British Sign Language (BSL) is a sign language used in the United Kingdom and  it is the first or preferred language of some deaf people in the UK. There are 125,000 deaf adults in the UK who use BSL plus an estimated 20,000 children. 

National Media Museum

Visit to National Media Museum

On Friday 24th November 2017 we visited the National Media Museum in Braford and it was a really exciting day with lots of interesting information. The best part of the day was definitely watching the film in 4D  - it was epic! Although it wasn't part of our topic, we wer also lucky enough to see Tim Peake's ACTUAL spacecraft which was in the entrance of the museum and it wasn't a replicate, it was the REAL thing! How lucky are we to see the spacecraft that Tim Peake travelled to space in!

During the day, we leant lots about communication and how it has changed and developed over the years. In one of the galleries in the museum, there were different cameras from the past which helped us to learn how cameras have changed through the years. The camers in the past were much larger and used films with negatives which is completely different ot digital cameras and cameras on smartphones nowadays. What an interesting day! 

Charleston Day :-) 

Sponsored Charleston-athon Tuesday 7th November 2017

As part of our Nearly 90 Decades work in school, we all took part in a sponsored Charleston-athon which meant we have to dance the Charleston for an entire day! Luckily, we took it in turns so each class danced for 15minutes which doesn't sound like a long time but it was and by the end of our session we were really tired and quite sweaty. Because we had to keep this going all day without stopping, and we needed to get our lunch, staff in school kept the Charleston going over lunchtime to ensure it kept going throughout the ENTIRE DAY. We really enjoyed learning the you know which decade we were learning about when researching the Charleston and flapper girls? 

Cave Painting

Class 9 Cave Paintings

As part of our communication topic we have been learning about communication in the past. During the Stone Ages, cave paintings were used as a way of communicating. Using sticks and stones and other materials found outside, we created our own cavepaintings. You can view these in our gallery. 

Did you know...?

The first paintings were cave paintings. Ancient peoples decorated walls of protected caves with paintn made from dirt or charcoal mixed with spit or animal fat. 

Decades Day

Dress up Decades Day Wednesday 4th October 2017

On Wednesday 4th October 2017, we all dressed up in an outfit from our favourite decade. Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning about different decadesfrom 1930s to 2010s. To finish our learning on the different decades, we dressed up and uring the day we looked at all the costumes from different decades across the whole school. KS2 went down to the Infant Building and we took photos of each decade. It was lovely to spend some of the mornnig with the children from KS1 and Foundation Stage. It was such a fun day and we all looked absolutely amazing. Take a look at the photos of us in our class gallery - we look awesome!

Class 9's Student Leader

Class 9's School Leader for 2017- 2018 is Ameera-Leigh Kelly

All the children in Class 9 who wanted to be part of our school council and represent Class 9 prepared a speech which they delivered in front of all peers. I was super impressed with each and every single one of our candidates who put themselves forward - you were all very persuasive and delivered your speeches brilliantly. After delivering their speeches, each member of Class 9 voted and the winner was....Ameera-Leigh.

Congratulations, Ameera-Leigh- well deserved!

Dennis' Decades

Dennis Chesman Nearly 90 Years Celebration 

On Monday 11th September we received a parcel in school with a letter addressed to Mrs Toms and all the children at our school. The letter was written by a distant relative of Dennis Chesman, who had found a wooden box with lots of different things whilst clearing out an attic. He discovered that Dennis had attended Thorpe Hesley school when it was built almost 90 years ago in 1928.

Over the next few weeks we are going to learn lots about the decades since Dennis started school and find out about life in the school in those days. Did you know that sometimes the school closed at 12 noon for additional ‘attendance holidays’ when he attended our school?