Welcome to the junior’s class page!
We have 21 pupils in our junior class, who are taught by Miss Duxbury . We have a mixed age class with pupils from year 3 to year 6.
During the Autumn 2 the children will learn to describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water in the context of what settlers need. They will be able to explain what settlers need and study different examples from across the world. They will also be able to describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water in the context of electricity generation and distribution.
Year 3 and 4: Light- The Body- the circulatory system/ the digestive system
Lower KS2 will be able to identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. They will also know that animals, including humans, have skeletons and muscles for support and movement, and will be able to name some common bones (including the skull, the spine etc.).
Year 5 and 6: Our Body- nutrients/ bones and muscles
The children will learn to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. They will be able to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. They will also be able to name, identify and explain the function of different organs involved in the digestive system.
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.
Bishop Phillip invited KS2 classes from a variety of schools around Lancashire to spend the day with him and his friends at Blackburn Cathedral. Here they spent the day learning about Christianity across the world. The children also were taught the importance of recycling materials to save the planet. They learnt about how materials polluting the ocean and the effects this has on fish/coral/sea creature's lives.
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.