Welcome to the Junior’s Class Page!
We have 27 pupils in our junior class, who are taught by Miss Duxbury with the assistance of Mrs Southern. We have a mixed age class with pupils from year 3 to year 6.
Welcome back KS2, I hope you've all been staying safe and well! It's exciting getting back into the classroom and going back to normal lessons again and establishing a daily routine. We have now resumed the normal timetable in our class with lots of fun lessons planned!
Topic- Welcome to Whitby!
This unit is based around the North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. Through this series of six lessons, children will learn about the physical geography of Whitby, including its Jurassic cliffs and its proximity to the North Yorkshire Moors. They will use maps, atlases and digital maps to explore the town and find out about what the land is used for and what there is to do in Whitby. Throughout the unit, children are encouraged to compare what they have learnt about Whitby with what they know about their own local area. The unit culminates an opportunity for children to produce a written report comparing Whitby with where they live.
Year 3/ 4- Light
This ‘Light’ unit will teach your class about light, reflections and shadows. They will learn about different sources of light, and that we need light to see. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate reflective materials, in the context of designing a new book bag. They will work in a hands on way to play a range of mirror games, finding out more about reflective surfaces. Furthermore, they will learn that the sun’s light can be dangerous, and will create an advert for a pair of sunglasses or a sun hat that they have designed. The children will have chance to test which objects are opaque in an exciting investigation to design the most effective curtains, and will find out how shadows change when the distance between the object and light source changes. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.
Year 5/6- Light
In this ‘Light’ unit, the children will learn recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines by creating a model of light travelling. They will be able to use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye by creating a model of light travelling. They will learn to 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 by creating a documentary about light. They will be able to explain that light travels in straight lines from light sources to our eyes, and from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. They will then also recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines by investigating refraction and investigate how refraction changes the direction in which light travels.
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.
At Home Math Resources/Textbooks
At home maths- these links allow you to access maths activities and text books for the different year group levels using your active learn login details.
https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear3 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear4 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear5 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear6