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Junior Class

Year 3 and year 4 make up our Junior Class. The class teacher is Miss Riches, who is supported by Mrs Rozier.

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Spring Term 2019

We have had a very busy term in the Junior Class!
The children have really been enjoying our Topic this half term, which is World War Two. We are looking at it from a child’s perspective, learning what life was like on the home front and how it felt to be evacuated. The children have been sharing their own family stories and experiences with the class, done their own research into people who lived during the war and have baked their own wartime recipes.

In English, the children have been learning how to make their descriptive writing more vivid, developing mood and atmosphere by including figurative language such as alliteration, similes and metaphors. We have used our Topic for inspiration in our English lessons, writing a description of the setting of Narnia, which is set during the Second World War. We have also used our Topic as inspiration to write letters from the perspective of World War Two evacuees.

In Science we have been learning about living things and their habitats. We have been identifying, sorting and classifying different living things from the local area and beyond into groups, gathering, recording and presenting information in different ways. We have also looked at how environments are subject to man-made and natural changes and how these can have a large impact on the living things that reside there.

The Juniors have been working hard in Maths to use column addition and column subtraction with numbers up to 4 digits, practising their problem-solving skills. The children have also been learning how to use, add/subtract, and convert different units of measurement in a range of contexts.

Autumn Term 2018

The Junior class have been really enjoying our topic of Vikings. We have learnt about where Vikings came from and where they settled. We have made our own models of Viking longships and have designed terrifying figureheads for our longships. We have also used our topic as inspiration for our English lessons, writing diary entries from the viewpoint of people living on Lindisfarne when the Vikings invaded.

In Science, we have been looking at light, and the children have enjoyed carrying out experiments investigating reflected light and shadows.

In Maths, we have been learning different strategies to work out calculations in our heads.