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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 will be given weekly, on Tuesdays, and will be tested on the following Monday. There will be a short task for your children to complete involving their spellings or the spelling patterns/rules we are focusing on. This will need to be handed in on Monday mornings. Your child will also be encouraged to try to learn the 'Password Pair' which are high frequency words, taken from the list of 100 words that the children are expected to learn in Years 3 and 4 under the current National Curriculum. In addition, there will also be a Maths Activity to complete, which will be based around work that we have been doing in class along with ten games of TTRockstars. Please use your child's Home Learning Book to comment on these tasks if needed.

 

Please support your child's reading by hearing them at home. Your child may not read every day in class, so please encourage your child to be responsible for changing their own book when they finish one. Books to be changed can be placed in the box in the classroom at any time. When your child has read at home, a brief note in your child's reading log is greatly appreciated and also feel free to note any other texts your child may read as it is useful to know the range of texts your child engages with aside from school reading books.

 

LITERACY

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

  • A non-chronological report

  • Poetry - Haiku

 

We will be focusing on the spelling rules for adding prefixes and suffixes to root words.

 

We will be using paragraphs to organise our writing, using fronted adverbials to start our sentences, joining our sentences with a range of conjunctions and using pronouns to avoid repetition.

 

Author of the Term: Eva Ibbotson

 

Poet of the Term: Carol Ann Duffy

 

MATHEMATICS

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

  • Multiplication and division

  • Area

  • Reasoning and problem solving

  • Fractions and decimals

 

SCIENCE

The children will be looking at:

  • Moving and Growing

The children will explore the function of the skeleton, muscles and bones.

Topic link: Why were people mummified?

 

  • Solids and liquids

The children will explore the properties of solids and liquids and the separation of solids and liquids.

Topic link: How does the Nile flow?

 

TOPIC

The children will be learning about what it was like to be an Egyptian. They will cover the following key areas:

  • Timeline of Ancient Egypt

  • Pyramids and Temples

  • Egyptian Gods

  • Pharaohs

  • Hieroglyphics

  • Daily life and culture

 

ART/DT

The children will be exploring Hieroglyphics, printing and clay work inspired by our Ancient Egypt topic.

 

COMPUTING

The children will be:

  • Using ICT to present information
  • e Safety


Physical Development

The children will be involved in:

  • Gymnastics

  • Striking and fielding games

  • Net games

 

Religious Education

The children will be exploring a unit of work on:

  • What does it mean to belong to a religion?

  • Judaism

Christian Values : Perseverance and Humility

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The children will be covering:

  • Going for Goals

    The theme provides opportunities for the children to reflect on themselves as individuals, particularly their strengths as learners and how they learn most effectively.

  • Good to be Me

    This unit will help the children understand feelings, and why and how they lead us to behave the way we do - particularly the feeling of being excited, proud, surprised, hopeful, disappointed, worried and anxious.

 

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.

 

1) What is a pyramid?

Research pyramids. What are the features of a pyramid? What was the purpose of pyramids? What are they made of? What other interesting facts about pyramids can you find out? Build a pyramid using cardboard, Lego or any other material!

 

2) What is papyrus?

Research how the Ancient Egyptians recorded information about their lives. Make an example of papyrus artwork.

 

Due on Monday 19th February.

 

Other optional activities you could do at home:

  • Who discovered Tutankhamen?
  • Write your name in hieroglyphics.
  • What did the Ancient Egyptians invent?
  • Collect some Holiday Brochures for Egypt. How has Egypt changed?
  • Take a look at some of these websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians

http://touregypt.net/kids/

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Egypt.html

 

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk

http://www.kingtutone.com/kids/

 

 

 

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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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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