Welcome to the junior’s class page!
We have 21 pupils in our junior class, who are taught by Miss Duxbury with the help of Mrs Jackson in the mornings. We have a mixed age class with pupils from year 3 to year 6.
During the Autumn 1 the children will regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They will learn about the arrival of King William and the Normans in 1066. They will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They will note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms by learning about how Queen Anne helped to create Great Britain as a country. And understand what the British Empire meant in Victorian Britain.
Year 3 and 4: Light- Light and dark
Lower KS2 will learn to recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid objects, setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests. They will sort materials as transparent, translucent or opaque and know how shadows are formed and why they change in size across the day.
Year 5 and 6: Light- How we see
The children will 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 recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines and through a vacuum. They will also develop their understanding of why we have night and day and how the earth rotates on it's axis around the sun.
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 Thursday and the children have their test on the following Thursday morning. 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.
Friend or Foe
Year 5 and 6 have been reading 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo, a story about 2 boys who are evacuated during the war and sent to live a long way from their home. The children are making inferences and deductions as to how the characters feel and how other characters in the story react to them. They class have done lots of role-play, hot-seating and a conscience wall to explore and analyse the different characters.
Year 3 and 4 tested different materials to see which was the most reflective and which was the least. They then ordered their different materials and designed a safe school bag that would be made from their most reflective materials.
Year 5 and 6 created their own periscopes using cereal boxes and mirrors to understand how light is given from a light source, travels in a straight line to hit an object and then bounces off to our eyes enabling us to see the object.
Roald Dahl Day!
On Friday 13th September we celebrated Roald Dahl day in school. The children were invited to dress as characters from his books and learnt lots about him and how he came to be such a great author, who could look at the world through a child's eyes. We did lots of fun activities such as creating our own book marks, creating a fact file and a quiz! We also read some of his short adaptions of traditional tales from 'Revolting Rhymes,' which the children very much enjoyed.