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- Crime and Punishment!
This Crime and Punishment unit will teach the children to develop their chronological knowledge beyond 1066 through studying this aspect of social history. The children will find out about the legacy of the Roman justice system and crime and punishment through the Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian periods. They will also deepen their historical awareness and understanding of how our past is constructed through studying the famous highwayman Dick Turpin. The final lesson allows the children to reflect upon and evaluate what they have learnt in this unit, as well as comparing modern day crime prevention and detection methods with those from the past.
Year 3/ 4- Plants
This ‘Plants’ unit will teach about everything the children need to know about plants. They will learn the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will present their findings to their classmates. Furthermore, they will have chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the transportation of water within plants. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.
Year 5/6- Earth and Space
The children will learn to understand the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky by examining why the sun appears to move and the arguments for the Earth’s rotation. Describing the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies by understanding how this knowledge has been attained.
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
Our Whitby Fridge Magnets
KS2 have worked hard looking at different fridge magnets people buy when they go on holiday or for a day out. They discussed in small groups what style of fridge magnet they preferred and then planned their own. Once they had created and painted their fridge magnet, they worked in pairs to discuss what they liked about each others work, if they'd do anything differently next time and how much they were prepared to pay to buy each others magnets. It has been a fun project!
The LKS2 children looked at different stockings and thought carefully about what their dream stocking would look like. They discussed the different trims they could have and whether they would want any certain images or pictures on their stocking that represent Christmas. They worked incredibly hard using their sewing skills to create their stocking. We also discussed what customers would look for in a product when purchasing one.
This has been a brilliant unit for UKS2 exploring ideas/beliefs that the children feel represent them. They each had to come up with 4 keys pictures they could create and use in each corner of their flag and be able to explain why that symbol was representative of themselves. They worked very hard exploring different methods of sewing and brought their designs to life.