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Welcome to the Junior Class Page

 

This page contains information about what Junior Class will be learning this term.

Our PE sessions are on Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has a PE kit on these days with the correct uniform. Please also ensure your child has daps in school at all times. We will be checking PE kit this term so please ensure your child has the correct items of clothing in school.

Spellings are given weekly, on Tuesdays, being tested on the following Monday. Maths and Spelling Home Learning Activities will be collected on a Monday. We will also be taking part in a Times Tables Challenge across Years 2 - 4 to support the children's recall of these key mathematical fact.
 
LITERACY

The children will be reading, analysing and experimenting with writing the following texts:

  • Poetry

  • Defeat the monster stories

  • Instructions

  • Letters

We will be improving our spelling, grammar and vocabulary focusing on:

  • Using a range of suffixes -ed, -ing, -s
  • Using direct speech, pluralisation and noun phrases

The children will be encouraged to use a cursive handwriting script

 

Author of the Term: Chris Riddell

 

Poet of the Term: Michael Rosen

 

MATHS

The children will be covering the following areas during the term:

  • Place value

  • Rounding to the nearest 10/100

  • Partitioning numbers

  • Addition and subtraction

  • Reasoning and problem solving

 

SCIENCE

The children will be looking at:

Light and Shadow:

The children will look at the Movement of the Earth, Seasons, Day and Night

Topic Link: Why did Britain black out?

Electricity:

The children will learn about circuits and conductors as well as the dangers of electricity.

Topic Link: How do search lights work?

 

TOPIC

The children will be learning about what it was like to be a child during World War 2. They will cover the following key areas:

  • Main events during the war

  • Evacuation

  • Rationing

  • Digging for victory

  • Local history during the war

 

ART/DT

Art linked to World War 2:

  • LS Lowry

  • Poppies

  • Make do and mend project

  • Using WW2 recipes

 

COMPUTING

The children will be:

  • Using the internet to research WW2
  • Using ICT to present information


PE

The children will be involved in:

  • Games activities - the children will be learning to travel, send and receive a ball, through tennis (Net) and football (Invasion)

  • Dance - the children will use movement imaginatively to respond to different stimuli. They will create dances using simple movement patterns

 

RE

The children will be exploring a unit of work on:

  • What is important to me?

 

PSED

The children will be covering:

  • New Beginnings

    The children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in four key areas: empathy, self-awareness, social skills and motivation

  • Getting on and falling out

    The children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in three key aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings (with a focus on anger) and social skills

 

MUSIC

The children will be learning to play a brass instrument this term.

 

Core Task

The children are required to do ONE Core Task for each Term and need to give it to the Class Teacher ON the specified day. The other suggested tasks are for the children to do at any time during the Term and are intended to support, broaden and extend their learning of our class topic.

 

Create a picture of a 3D model of either an Anderson Shelter or a gas mask that would have been used in World War 2.

 

Include instructions on how and when the shelter or gas mask would be used.

 

Due on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

 

Other optional activities you could do at home:

 

RAINBOW TARGETS
The Junior Class has Rainbow Targets each term for Reading, Writing and Maths which are focused on developing a different aspect of the subject. The targets are organised from red (easiest) to violet with each colour of the rainbow identifying the next step in learning for a skill, and therefore ensures all ability levels in the class can move their learning forward. Your child is not given a particular colour to aim for, but is encouraged to extend their own learning by challenging how high they can reach.


HOMEWORK TIMETABLE

Year Group Time per week Literacy Maths Topic
Reception
1 hour per week
Phonic sounds/CVC Flicker Books/Reading Books    
Year 1 Spellings
Reading
  Core Task-
one per term
Year 2 Spellings
Reading
Mental Maths Core Task-
one per term
Year 3
1.5 hours per week
Spellings with a task
Reading
Written Maths Task Core Task-
one per term
Year 4 Spellings with a task
Reading
Written Maths Task Core Task-
one per term

 

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Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Picture 1 Roman Day, November 2016
Picture 2 Roman Honey Cakes
Picture 3 Roman Day Feast, November 2016
Picture 4 Taunton Museum Visit , October 2016
Picture 5 Y4 Pinkery Residential, April 2016
Picture 6 Ancient Egyptians, March 2016
Picture 7 Y3 Bristol Residential, January 2016
Picture 8 Cobbaton Combat, Class Trip, Autumn 2015
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