Welcome to the junior’s class page!
We have 21 pupils in our junior class, taught by Miss Duxbury and Miss Forkin. We have a mixed age class with pupils from year 3 to year 6.
This term we are exploring ‘our local area’ for topic. Children will learn about how to use maps and atlases and then apply their knowledge to create their own simple route maps and birds eye view diagrams. We will then go on to look at life prior to and after the industrial revolution, looking at the impact this had on life and the development of our society. For this we will zoom in to focus on Pendle, learning about the impact Roughlee’s largest mill, built by Robert Judson for cotton spinning, had on local life. The, we’ll go on to look at the history of the Pendle witches and how attitudes, society and our understanding has progressed.
Year 3 and 4
This half term we are looking at rocks and soils. Children will carry out a chocolate rock investigation to develop their understanding of how to describe differences in appearance, texture, colour and structure. They then applied this knowledge to and investigation when looking at different types of rocks and pebbles. Children will learn about how fossils are created overtime and create their own fossils in lessons!
Year 5 and 6
Year 5 and 6 are looking at changing states. We will begin by looking at how we can use sieving and filters to separate different solids and liquids. We will then go on to explore soluble substances and think about how we can identify a substance that is soluble (we’ll carry out a class experiment to test this). Children need to understand what makes a fair test, knowing terms such as variables, control, estimation and reliable. They will work in pairs to plan and carry out their own investigation to answer a question they have put forward.
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.