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Roughlee Church of England Primary School

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 Welcome to the Junior’s Class Page!


We have a mixed age class with pupils from Year 3 to Year 6, who are taught by Miss Duxbury with the help of Mrs Habib. 



LKS2 Volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes

This Extreme Earth unit will teach the class about the destructive powers of nature, from volcanoes and earthquakes to tsunamis and tornadoes. Through discussion and practical tasks, children will learn about how and why these natural phenomena occur, and the ways in which they affect people and the environment

UKS2 Raging Rivers

In this unit, the children will find out more about why rivers are so important to the towns and villages that have developed on their banks. By looking at the features of rivers, and the natural and human ways that rivers change over time, children will explore the life stories of rivers. Children will learn the names and locations of the major rivers of the UK and the world


LKS2- Scientists and inventors

This ‘Scientists and Inventors’ unit will teach the class about famous scientists and inventors linked to the LKS2 science curriculum. They will learn about the dangers posed to living things in Madagascar, and Gerald Durrell’s conservation efforts on the island. The children will learn about Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone, as well as modern improvements on his invention by inventors like James West and Gerhard M. Sessler. Children will look at the early uses of solar energy in homes, invented and built by Maria Telkes and Eleanor Raymond.

UKS2- Scientists and inventors

This ‘Scientists and Inventors’ unit will teach the class about famous scientists and inventors linked to the Upper Key Stage 2 science curriculum. The children will learn about Libbie Hyman, a zoologist whose work on invertebrates informs much of what we know about the characteristics and classification of these creatures. Children will look at the effects of cholesterol on the heart and blood vessels in the footsteps of Marie Maynard Daly. As well as others.



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 Wednesday. 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.


Meet the class!


The children have worked incredibly hard designing and creating their own purses/cases. They looked at lots of examples and thought carefully about their designs. 

Mental Health Day

Mental health is all about the thoughts people are having, how they are feeling because of these thoughts and how these thoughts and feelings are affecting their actions and behaviour.

Sometimes people have happy, comfortable thoughts and feelings. Sometimes, people have thoughts and feelings that don’t feel so good and might feel upsetting or uncomfortable.

Everyone’s experience of mental health is different as no two people are the same.

We explored how children can identify the mood/emotions they are feeling and then be able to seek help or help themselves to boost their moods. We looked at positive affirmations and being kind to ourselves and why we may feel anxiety and how to deal with this.


Mood boosters:

Sorting shapes

LKS2 have been exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. They have then looked at sorting them into diagrams based on their properties. 

Types of change

UKS2 have been exploring key terms in science, such as: evaporation, filtration, solution, mixture. They have then carried out practical experiments to test these methods and help secure their understand.

For evaporation they mixed caster sugar, brown sugar and icing sugar in with water and then observed what happened when the water evaporated.

Then they were given a mixed bag of raisins, caster sugar and cinnamon and told they had to explore how to separate the three. They used a sieve to extract the larger raisins, and filter paper to extract the cinnamon and then left the solution to evaporate to get the sugar back. We did note that smaller parts of cinnamon were able to pass through the filter paper, slightly discolouring the water. 

Ottoline and The Yellow Cat- Role play

The children worked in pairs to act out the scene where Ottoline doesn't have time to listen to or work with Mr Munroe. They thought about how both characters were feeling and why, then acted out the scene to demonstrate their understanding. 

Salamander Dream- Freeze frames

The children focused on the chapter where Hailey finds out Salamander had a birthday party and didn't invite her. They created freeze frames to show how the characters were feeling as the scene progressed and then explained what they were feeling at key moments when they showed their scenes.  

School Address

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