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.
During the summer half term, we'll be exploring and naming rivers in Britain. The children will use atlases to locate the source of significant rivers and look at the cities and towns the river then flows through till it reaches the mouth. By the end of the unit the children will be able to explain the different features of a river at different points along its course and know that water erodes a river's bank over time, describing how deposition changes the shape of a river.
Year 3 and 4
We are going to explore the importance of a healthy diet on the body, being able to name the different food groups and plan a healthy meal. The children will then move on to look at skeletons; investigating human and animal skeleton types. By the end of this unit they will be able to name certain bones and identify their position within the body.
Year 5 and 6
The children are learning about the different functions of the body, they will learn about: the circulatory system, the digestive system and the importance of exercise and a balanced diet. During this term the children will plan and test their own experiment looking at the effect of exercise on the pulse rate. They will then record whether their finding matched their prediction.
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.