Welcome to the Junior’s Class Page!
We have 28 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.
In Enough for Everyone, children will think about the needs of a settlement, and the needs of the planet as a whole. They will find out where resource such as power and food come from, and look at ways in which natural resources can be conserved. After discussing the idea of a carbon footprint, children will have the chance to consider how their actions impact on others around the world, and to think about the changes that they could make to try to ensure that natural resources are shared so there is enough for everyone
In this unit, children will take a look at the geography of the UK – from the physical features of mountains, rivers and seas to the man-made administrative regions and counties. They will find out how the UK has changed over time, looking at how London grew and how the population of the UK as a whole has changed throughout the course of history.
Year 3/ 4- Our bodies
The children will learn to: identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system by recalling prior knowledge of systems in the human body and labelling a diagram. To describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood by investigating how the different parts of the circulatory system work. To describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans in the context of the human body.
Year 5/6- Animals including humans
The children will learn to: recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways by sorting living things into a range of groups. To Explore and use classification keys to help group, Identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment by generating questions to sort vertebrates in a classification key. To explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment by using keys to identify invertebrates found in the local environment.
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.
Mellow Yellow Day!
We spent a day focused on mindfulness and thinking about how we can look at the positives in life and focus on the now rather than worrying about future or past problems. The children role played scenarios, compared different situations and made a mindfulness jar full of positive comments, jokes and happy quotes that we can use in class in the future to calm ourselves down or help us to reflect.
Year 5 and 6 Role Play
Year 5/6 have been reading Oranges in No Man's Land, a novel about a young girl (Ayesha) who lives in a war torn Beirut with her granny and two young brothers during the civil war. The story explores the confusion of Ayesha who doesn't understand why the two sides are fighting. When her gran's medicine runs out she has no choice but to make the incredibly dangerous journey across no man's land to get her a new batch in order to save her life.
Year 5/6 have role played various scenes, exploring how the key character's feel at different significant points within the story and to infer what her thoughts might be during key moments.
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