Welcome to the Junior’s Class Page!
We have 29 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.
Topic- Benin Civilization!
During the Autumn 1 half term, the children will learn in depth about where the ancient Kingdom of Benin was located and how it came to thrive, what the people there believed in and how they showed this in their artwork. The unit explores western attitudes towards African civilisations, comparing the achievements, oral tales and artefacts of ancient Benin to those in Europe at the same time. The children will also learn about the story of Eweka and finally discover how European invaders threatened the civilisation of ancient Benin.
Year 3/ 4- Animals including humans
This unit focuses on the digestive system in humans and animals and the functions of teeth. Children will learn more about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in the context of teeth, digestion and the food chain. In addition, they will extend their understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs.
Year 5/6- Properties and changing materials
This unit focuses on being able to sort objects into different categories based on their properties and also explore how some materials change state. The children will look at creating their own hypothesis when carrying out investigations and explore how some reactions are reversible and why.
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.
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