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 and Mrs Southern.
LKS2- Exploring Sheffield
The children will learn about the physical geography of Sheffield, including its many hills and its proximity to the Peak District National Park. They will use maps, atlases and digital maps to explore the city and find out about what the land is used for and what there is to do in Sheffield. Throughout the unit, children are encouraged to compare what they have learnt about Sheffield with what they know about their own local area. The unit culminates in an opportunity for children to produce a written report comparing Sheffield with where they live.
UKS2- Trade and the UK
The the children find out about how goods and services are traded around the world. They will explore the UK's trade links today and in the past, finding out about goods imported and exported and the methods of transport used. Through a more detailed look at one of the UK's trade partners, the children will learn about the benefits of trading internationally, as well as the risks to this area. The children will also learn about fair trade and why it is important in a global market.
LKS2- Dangers to living things
In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question ‘How can changes to the environment affect the things that live there?’ They will construct and interpret food chains, identifying producer, prey, consumer and predator. They will realise that the availability of food is an important factor when considering how animals respond to change in the environment. Children will investigate the effect of a small change to an environment and will consider the impact of larger changes to the environment such as fire and flood. They will consider how humans can reduce the impact of some environmental changes.
UKS2- Classifying living things
In this unit children will learn how to classify living things using the major classification kingdoms defined by Carl Linnaeus. They will identify and describe the observable characteristics of a range of classification groups including micro-organisms, plants and animals. They will compare the similarities and differences between different species. Children will make careful observations to identify the characteristics that help scientists classify all living things, such as whether a living thing has a backbone and how they reproduce.
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.
https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear3 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear4 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear5 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear6
Meet the class!
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.
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.