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Roughlee Church of England Primary School

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Juniors

 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. 

 

History 

How did the Romans conquer Britain?

In this unit about the Romans, children will learn about the spread of the Roman Empire out of Italy and across large parts of Europe, parts of North Africa and West Asia. They will learn how Britain changed after the invasion and conquest by the Roman army in AD 43 and about the impact on daily life. Children will learn about the Roman legacy and will explore key historical terms such as 'empire', 'invasion' and 'conquest'. At the beginning of the unit, children will learn about the origins of the city of Rome and about its growth and position at the heart of the Roman Empire. Children will have the opportunity to study written primary sources and to explore why the Romans invaded Britain. Subsequent lessons will also make use of a range of written and archaeological evidence to look in detail at an aspect of the Roman occupation and the Romanisation of Britain. This includes the building of a network of roads, the construction of new towns and the development of agriculture and countryside villas. By learning about Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe, children will explore British resistance to Roman rule and consider the events of the rebellion from different perspectives.

 

Science

LKS2 Sound:

In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can we make different sounds?’ Children will identify and describe different sounds. They will learn that sounds are produced by vibrations and that these vibrations travel from the source of the sound through a variety of materials to the ear. Children will use musical instruments and household materials to investigate the range of ways of producing sounds and how the pitch and volume of a sound can be altered. 

 

UKS2 materials:

In this unit children will have compared and grouped together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, response to magnets and electrical and thermal conductivity. They will have given reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular use of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.

Working scientifically, children will have classified materials in different ways explaining their classification criteria. They will have planned, carried out and interpreted an investigation in trying to answer a question about the most suitable material for a given function.

 

Homework

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 Wednesday and the children have their test on the following Thursday. 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

 

Eye of the Wolf

UKS2 have been reading Eye of the Wolf and thinking carefully about the relationship that develops between Africa and Blue Flame. In this lesson, the children got into groups to role play the scene where Blue Flame and his family are fleeing the hunters as they have killed his father. They explored inference thinking carefully about what the characters were thinking and feeling at key moments. 

The Dragon Slayer

LKS2 looked at the problems the dragon slayer faced: take the baby dragons and save them, kill them or leave them to fend for themselves. They did a conscience alley thinking carefully about what he would be feeling and why, looking at the pros and cons of saving the baby dragons. Ultimately, they decided the right thing to do was to save and raise the babies! 

Gravity 

UKS2 looked at Earth's gravity and the pull it has taking objects down towards the ground. To help them visualise this, they used cardboard rolls to represent the earth, elastic bands to represent gravity and drew pictures of themselves being pulled back down by gravity.  

LKS2 car catapult experiment 

LKS2 have been exploring the forces of push and pull. They made predictions about how to get the toy car to travel further using the elastic band catapult and then concluded that the greater the force of pull on the elastic band, the greater the force of push on the car, meaning that it travelled further forward. They then plotted their results on a graph. 

School Address

O Roughlee Church of England Primary School Blacko Bar Road, Roughlee, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6NX UK
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