Base 8 - The Octopuses
Welcome to Base 8’s webpage.
In Base 8 the class teacher is Miss Goring, accompanied by Miss Tibbetts and Miss Watts who are our wonderful teaching assistants.
The purpose of this page is to provide you with an insight with regards to what we have been learning and planned future activities. Additionally, you will be able to view homework activities for the week along with the spelling and times tables focus.
In Base 8 we view learning as a journey and along the way it might be tricky, but we are learning to view problems as a challenge to be conquered rather than an obstacle in our path. We are proud to promote an inclusive classroom environment whereby differences are celebrated. Furthermore, a safe and secure learning environment is ensured at all times.
We hope you visit our webpage regularly for updates on how we are growing as learners and to see some of the fun learning opportunities that we have been taking part in.
Value of the Month
Our value of the month is equality and patience. Children will explore what this means through assemblies and topical questions. Tokens are given to children who demonstrate equality and patience around school and then one name will be drawn to be our values champion of the month.
We are also exploring the country of Egypt as part of our Flag of the Month whereby we will be exploring and retelling a traditional Egyptian tale.
Our theme for the first part of the Spring term is ‘The World Beneath Our Feet’. Let’s explore the biomes and vegetation belts of the world and develop a clear conceptual understanding regarding how our world functions. We will learn about various geographical aspects, developing an understanding of animals habitats, explore then northern and southern hemispheres, , before moving onto the impacts of climate change. As we learn about the world beneath our feet, we will use a range of geographical sources to support our knowledge and understanding.
As part of our Love to Read sessions, we will be reading ‘The Boreal Forest’ by L.E Carmichael. This is an exciting, fun read and we can’t wait to read it. In addition to our Love to Read sessions, we will be enjoying our reading for pleasure sessions where we can enjoy reading quality picture books. Reading is at the heart of everything – we l0ve reading!