Welcome to the junior’s class page!
We have 18 pupils in our junior class, taught by Miss Duxbury and Mrs Jackson. We have a mixed age class with pupils from year 3 to year 6.
We'll be taking a step back in time to look at the Roman invasion of Britain, focusing on the chronology of events! The children will learn about the impact this had on British settlements and how the Celtic Queen Boudiccia led a rebellion against the Roman occupation of Britain. Children will consider what life was like under Roman rule, looking at life through different perspectives. They will learn about Roman battle formations and how this enabled them to successfully conquer new land.
Year 3 and 4
We will be exploring light sources and how we see! They will know that dark is the absence of light and recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object, setting up simple practical enquiries. This leads onto looking at how the size of shadows changes and being able to spot patters. Children will also learn that the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
Year 5 and 6
Year 5 and 6 will be able to explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. They will learn that light travels in straight lines and use this idea to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light to the eye. They will create a periscope to develop their understanding of how we see due to reflection of light and create their own fair experiment to examine how the position and shape of shadows changes over the course of a day.
Children will receive English and maths homework every Friday, this is to be completed for the following Monday. Homework is always based on work children have been doing in school and set to suit their abilities. If something is sent home that a pupil needs more help with, please inform us on the Monday morning so we can do this.
Spellings and times tables
Spellings and times tables are set on Monday and children have their test on Friday afternoon. Children write their spellings in their book and have time to practice in school during the week. They are given times table sheets (with times tables up to 12×) at the beginning of the year. They are to use this to practice at home. While children are given time to practice in school it is important they take the time to practice at home too.