Welcome to the junior’s class page!
We have 24 pupils in our junior class, who are taught by Miss Duxbury and Miss Forkin, we also have the help of Mrs Jackson in the afternoon. We have a mixed age class with pupils from year 3 to year 6.
During the autumn half term, the children will be using a variety of maps to name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, looking at significant human and physical characteristics (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers). They will learn to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build on their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. This leads on nicely from our previous topic which explored the source of rivers in Britain and their journey to the mouth.
Year 3 and 4: Life cycles in plants
Lower KS2 will explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from the soil and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. They will gather and record data, presenting it in a variety of ways to help answer key questions that they will create their own conclusions for.
Year 5 and 6: Life cycles in mammals, amphibians, insects and birds
The children are learning about the differences in the life cycle of a mammal, an amphibian, and insect and a bird. They will develop their knowledge of scientific investigations by taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment with increasing accuracy and precision and taking repeat readings when appropriate. By the end of this unit they should be able to report findings from enquiries and give conclusions.
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 Friday and the children have their test on the following 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.
This September year 5 & 6 are studying performance poetry. They will learn how to alter their voice and add movement/actions to their performance.
Year 3 & 4 explored our outdoor area to investigate different places where plants have grown. This is what they found:
Roald Dahl Day!
On Thursday 13th September we held Roald Dahl Day, where children were invited to dress up as their favourite book character. The outfits looked fabulous and the children enjoyed a day of activities!