Welcome to the junior’s class page!
We have 19 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.
This term the children are going to become explorers and go back in time to see what life was like in Ancient Greece compared to today. They will examine the different landscapes and climates to understand why trade was so important in providing a good livelihood that enabled people to provide for their families. This gives the children an opportunity to think about healthy lifestyles and create their own healthy Greek salad, using traditional Greek ingredients.
Year 3 and 4
Children are looking at being able to describe the different properties of gases, liquids and solids! They will learn about identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes and observe how materials can change state when they are heated or cooled. Children will carry out practical investiagtions to compare different materials and observe changes in state.
Year 5 and 6
Year 5 and 6 are looking at changes in state. They will be learning about how liquids can freeze or evaporate and how some changes are reversible while others are not. Children will carry out practical investigations to observe that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes for certain materials.
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.