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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 2020

The Junior class Topic this term has been Rainforests. As a DT project, the Juniors have been designing and making our own rainforest-themed animal bean bags.

We started off by looking at existing bean bags; considering their purpose, how they’ve been made and what they’ve been made out of. We then researched different rainforest animals, practised some different sewing stitches and decided which animal we wanted to use as a design for our own bean bags. After sketching out a few ideas and putting together a step by step plan of our process, we began making our bean bags!

First we needed a 2D paper template which we used to cut out our felt. We added some decoration and then used our newly found sewing skills to sew our bean bags together. We had to be careful to remember to leave a hole so that we could pour our lentils inside!

Take a look at our finished bean bags.

Autumn Term 2019

The Junior class are really enjoying our Topic of The Romans. We have been learning about the Celtic warrior Boudicca, and how she led her tribe in a rebellion against Roman occupation. We used drama to depict the events that led up to the rebellion, empathising with Boudicca’s feeling of anger and injustice towards the Romans. We have written powerful persuasive speeches to be given by Boudicca to the Celts. Next, we are going to use written descriptions of Boudicca to paint our own portraits of her.

After researching Roman entertainment and learning about Roman chariot racing, the Juniors have designed and made their own Roman chariots.

We have been inspired by our Roman Topic in English too! Based on the book Escape From Pompeii, we have written our own descriptions of what the town of Pompeii was like before and after the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius. For the rest of the half term, we will be studying a range of different Roman myths, and writing our own versions of some Roman myths.

In Science, we have carried out investigations into the force of friction by testing how far toy cars travel on different surfaces. We created a mini scrapyard in our classroom, and used magnets to sort the objects into two piles; objects that are magnetic, and objects that are non-magnetic. We have also been predicting and testing which objects in the classroom are magnetic.

In Maths, we have been developing our knowledge of place value. We have been counting up and down in ones, tens, hundreds and thousands – some of us are challenging ourselves to count in tens of thousands!