Room 8

Dear Room 8

As Mrs Smout does not work on Fridays, I would be grateful if any home learning queries or questions could be directed to me using the email below.

Mrs Smout will set work as usual on Thursday but please do not email her on Friday.

Many thanks

Mr Langford


Wear What You Want Day-Friday 13th November

This Friday is ‘Wear What You Want’ for Children in Need. Room 8 have PE on Friday, they are welcome to come in to school in an outfit of their choice but if you would like your child to get changed for PE then please send them with a ‘school PE kit’ so they can get changed. Otherwise they will do PE in their own clothes but they are likely to get very dirty. Thank you.

Films I have enjoyed!

I have just read Amelie’s post and am thinking of some of the things I have enjoyed watching since lock down.
I am addicted to the Great British Sewing Bee (you can watch that on iPlayer) and I loved Malory Towers (also on iPlayer). I thought the adaptation of Noughts and Crosses was amazing but it has some very challenging content so talk to your grown ups at home before you watch this.
We really enjoyed watching Jumanji The Next Level and Shazam! (this is a 12A, so again – you can only watch this with your parents’ permission).
Over the last week George and I have enjoyed Alex Rider on Amazon Prime. Really exciting! I would definitely recommend this to Alex Rider or Jake Atlas fans.
Here is a link to the trailer:

Just trying this out!!!!!

Hi everyone!!!! How are we all? I miss you lots and think that this is a great idea.:):):):):):)
I hope that you all have been having fun during this time despite the current pandemic and that you have stayed in contact with all of your friends. I have been doing lots of baking, mainly cakes such as carrot cake and a few Victoria sponges which tasted delicious!!!! (If i do say so myself!) I have also been watching plenty of awesome films, quite a considerable amount feature popcorn:^) Have you been watching any films? If so what films have you guys been watching ???

I hope that you have enjoyed reading this post and find it to you liking.
Stay safe and well,

The Bookbuzz Books from The Book Trust

Have a look at this fantastic list of books produced by The Book Trust:

Book Buzz Book List
This is a list of 20 great books that have been chosen particularly with Y7 and 8 pupils in mind. However, I know that many you would already enjoy many of these titles.

I have read 3 of the books on this list (A Darkness of Dragons, Crater Lake and Check Mates) and they were all really excellent. A Darkness of Dragons is a really interesting twist on The Pied Piper of Hamelyn traditional tale. Crater Lake is a bit like a Scooby Doo adventure for Y6 and above: it has loads of humour but also has some very tense moments, as well as some shocks and horrors! Check Mates is a brilliant story about a boy and his grandfather. The boy finds himself struggling to concentrate and do well in school, but he turns out to be great at chess. This story weaves together that special relationship between a child and their grandfather with some fascinating historical stuff thrown in too.

I spotted one book on this list which I was very drawn to (it might fall into my shopping basket at some point…). I wonder if you can guess which it is?

What are you reading?

Well, this is very exciting! My first post on the Room 8 blog – you won’t be surprised that I wanted to talk about books. One of the things I am missing most is the chance to natter about books with you all. I loved those bits of the day when we would hear about what people were reading and dip into the blurbs of new books.

I have been reading the ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’ series by Maz Evans. I have read them before (with Max, when he was younger) but have been rereading them. They are brilliant – an amazing mixture of laugh-out-loud-funny, exciting adventure and emotionally complex story lines.

I have no idea why there are two pictures of Maz Evans – I will try and work that out. I am a blog newbie!