Class 8

Welcome to Class 8!

I am extremely lucky to have 28 wonderful children in Class 8 this year. We are a fun, polite, hard-working class with a wonderful thirst for knowledge! We love to learn new skills and take on challenges to become our very best selves!

We have 2 wonderful teaching assistants who support us each week – Mrs Howard and Miss Ayub.

My door is always open if you should need anything at all!

Mrs Caborn x

Our Wonderful Staff

Class Teacher – Mrs Caborn

I am Mrs Caborn, the lucky teacher who gets to teach in Class 8 this year. I have been working in Year 2 for six years and have loved every minute of it!

I love to read, draw and dance and love anything related to Harry Potter and Hocus Pocus!

Your children may know me as Miss Saunby as I recently got married!

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Howard

Mrs Howard is one of our wonderful teaching assistants. She has worked in Key Stage One for three years supporting Year 1 and Year 2.

As well as giving outstanding support to our children, she is extremely creative so she often gets the messy art jobs to do in Class 8 (she is incredibly talented!)

Teaching Assistant – Miss Ayub

Miss Ayub is one of our wonderful teaching assistants. She has worked in Key Stage One for three years supporting Year 1 and Year 2.

She is one of the most caring and warm-hearted people you will come across. She puts her heart and soul into giving our children the very best support.

Home Learning

Home-school diaries need to be brought in to school every day as we often use them during lessons, especially guided reading and spellings.

Reading at home will be checked on a Thursday – try to read three times a week to earn a special treat at the end of each half term!

Spellings will be tested every Friday. Maths homework will be sent out each fortnight on a Friday. If you would like any extra homework or activities to support your child’s learning, please just pop and see me. My door is always open!

PE Sessions

We have P.E lessons on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. PE kits will be sent home on a Friday for washing.

Please make sure your child has a full P.E kit including a white t shirt, black shorts and pumps/trainers for outdoor sessions.

You may also wish to provide a tracksuit for your child to wear for outdoor P.E lessons during the colder months. If your child has long hair please provide a hair bobble for them to tie their hair up. If your child has pierced ears please provide them with tape to cover their ears.

PE days can change with little notice so try to make sure your child has a PE kit everyday!

Our Curriculum

Autumn 1 – Let’s Go Wild

This half term, we will be exploring the wonder of nature for our whole-school project ‘Let’s Go Wild!’. We will be focusing our learning on the work of the inspirational Sir David Attenborough and looking at how we can re-wild our school environment and surrounding community. We have lots of exciting opportunities planned, including an Art session with the natural artist, James Brunt, as well as an outdoor learning experience with our local wildlife trust.

Autumn 2 – Fire! Fire!

This half term, we will be putting our historian hats on and taking a trip back in time to 1666. We will be learning about the events of The Great Fire of London and delving into the famous diary of Samuel Pepys. To help us remember how the fire started, we will be baking our own loaves of bread just like Thomas Farriner did on Pudding Lane (without the fire this time!)

Spring 1 – Mayhem in Mexico

For our multi-cultural term, we will be studying the vibrant and fascinating country of Mexico! We will be kick-starting our half term with a ‘Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration day where we will be doing lots of Mexican inspired activities like food tasting, dancing and Spanish speaking.

Spring 2 – Chocolicious!

This half term we will be delving into the wonderful world of… chocolate! We will be reading Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in our English lessons and will be designing our own chocolate bars, inspired by Willy Wonka, in our Design and Technology lessons.

Summer 1 – The Wonderful World of Julia Donaldson

This half term, our whole school will be diving into a story festival where we will be celebrating the incredible Julia Donaldson. We will be reading some of her fabulous stories such as The Smeds and The Smoos, The Baddies and The Ugly Five. We will finish our half term off with a big ‘Booknic’ with the rest of the school where will be sharing our story festival performances.

Summer 2 – Going For Gold

For our final half term, we will be learning what it’s like to be an Olympian! We will kick start our new topic with a trip to The English Institute of Sport where we will get the chance to compete in lots of different sports, just like Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah. We will be learning about some very inspirational people too, such as Wilma Rudolph, Ellie Simmonds and Gavin Walker… who we will get the chance to meet in person!

Story time in Class 8

We are currently reading…

Charlie Changes Into A Chicken by Sam Copeland


He can change into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino.
Trouble is, he can’t decide when – it only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie has quite a lot to worry about:
· His brother (who is in hospital)
· His parents (who are panicking about it)
· And the school bully (who has Charlie in his sights)
And even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn’t keen on changing into a chicken in the middle of the school play.

So with the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his crazy new power – and fast!

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