Something Else

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On World Book Day our mystery book was ‘Something Else’.

Something Else (the name of main character) is excluded from everything because he looks different. He does not play the same games, eat the same food or draw the same pictures.

Then one day Something turns up and wants to be friends. However, Something Else does not want to be friends with this creature as he believes that they are notthe same and he refuses to eat sandwiches with ‘Urgy stuff’ in them. He sends Something away and then suddenly realises that he acts like all the other people who always sent him away.

Eventually Something Else and Something become best friends.

We used this story as a stimulus for the question ‘what makes us unique’. We created a mind map about all our differences.


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We then created our own unique characters for our classroom door and created this amazing display. We also added a Qr code for a video that we created linking to diversity and being unique







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Maths class homework

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This week we have been learning all about units of measure This includes g/kg, ml/l and cm/m.

Your homework (to be completed by Friday) is to carefully look around your kitchen and find packet/boxes/cartons that have a measure on them.


You can blog photos of your findings on this post, or you can create your own poster, drawing pictures of what you find, and hand in on Friday.


House points for everyone who completes this task!

Good luck and have fun!

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Legio IX……… the results are in!

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Thank you for your suggestions.

The votes are in and have been counted and verified….!

Our legion name is ‘Legio IX Millerstrong’.

This was suggested by Sophie’s mum! Well done Mrs Bell and thank you for our amazing name. This one was gained 15 votes in total, closely followed by Mitchell’s interesting suggestion of ‘Hoylandius Victorious Common Juventus’ – this one scored 12 votes.

We are going to try and incorporate this into our shield design somehow. Keep your eyes peeled for our posts about beginning our shield making.

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Legio IX

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What an amazing week we have had in Class 9. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you have too?!



We have made our prototype shield following on from our class vote.

This was Lydia’s design which we have all replicated and made a miniature version of in practice for next week.





We now need to come up with a name for our legion that we can use. (More information can be found on this page where it explains more about the naming of the legions)

As we are class 9 we will start ours with ‘Legio IX’. Your homework task is to come up with a name for our legion. Answers can be written in the comments box or submitted on paper. We will choose one on Monday so get your thinking caps on (or should that be Galeas?)



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Gladiators and Emperors

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Today we started our brand new topic!

We were each asked to pick a ticket out of a box. On it was written either ‘Gladiator’ or ‘Emperor’.

Then we had to stay in role all morning!

Gladiators had to wash the Emperor’s hands then make wrist bands with long threads to hold on to by the other Gladiators.

The Emperors made themselves laurel headbands to wear. They were allowed extra playtime and got treats such as drinks and sweets!


We all had a great first morning back. Well done to everyone for getting involved and staying in character. Here’s to a great term.



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Merry Christmas Class 9

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First of all ‘THANK YOU’ so much for my gifts. Here they are under our class tree. They are now under my tree at home. I look forward to opening these on Christmas Day.

Please have a well earned rest and enjoy time with your family.

I look forward to another fabulous term together in 2019!

Mrs Miller x

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Really proud of these two boys this morning!

Every year our school enters our local MP’s Christmas Card competition. She has judged all the entries from across the borough and we have 3 winners in our school – 2 from Class 9!

In the school competition Mitchell came 2nd overall and Sam 1st!

Across Barnsley Sam’s design was placed 3rd and will feature in Stephanie Peacock’s Christmas cards that get sent across the country and even to other MP’s in Westminster!


An absolutely fantastic achievement – you should be really proud of yourselves!




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