Welcome to Class 3JW! I hope you all have a very enjoyable and relaxing summer break and we look forward to welcoming you back in September!
Our class theme
The theme for our class this year is 'Finding Dory'. Our class mascot is Dory, who will be keeping an eye on your excellent attitude, behaviour and fantastic work that you produce throughout the year. Each week, I will choose a 'Star of the Week' based on the qualities that Dory is looking for too. If you are Star of the Week, you will have the chance to take Dory home and have a weekend of adventures!
Autumn Term 2018 - 'Stone Age to Iron Age and The Romans'
We begin a new school year with our history topic, 'rolling' all the way back on our historical timeline to the Stone Age period through to the Iron Age, before studying 'The Romans' after the October Half Term holiday. To begin with, we will be using one of our brilliant Reading Challenge books, 'Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age', to stimulate our interest in the Stone Age. From this, we will learn about how the hunter-gatherers lived, survived and make some comparisons to our lifestyles. Our art work will incorporate some sketching, painting and oil pastel pieces of work based on cave drawings and the well-known Stonehenge monument. In Science, we will study 'Light and Dark' before looking at 'Forces and Magnets'. After half term, we will visit 'The Lunt Roman Fort' to enhance our learning and understanding of The Romans, who they were, why they were so powerful as well as the impact and legacy that they have left in Britain to this day. Our DT project will focus on a specific item that many Roman children would wear around their necks... Can you guess what it might be? This term will feature lots of other exciting activities, so I hope that you'll be ready to begin a very interesting first term at the Juniors!
Please find in the folder below our Homework Challenge Grid (the first half term focuses purely on the Stone Age). Over the last few years, it has been extremely popular with many children and the high standard and quality of the homework that has been completed is incredible. It certainly shows the children's thirst for learning. Please have a look and see which activities interest you, but it by no means compulsory. If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to seeing what you produce this term!
Novel Study - Autumn Term 2018
As you enter the classroom this term, you will notice that our immersive learning environment has transformed into a rather tasty looking treat! But don't be fooled! We will study this unusual piece after half term, exploring the themes and motifs within this particular text and using drama to create and understand the viewpoints of different characters. This should stimulate our writing minds to produce some fantastic pieces of work. Plus, there will be some poems and other reading texts which will definitely stimulate your reading minds!
Please keep an eye out for our future work on these texts.
P.E Days: Please remember to bring in your PE kit for PE lessons on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Children with pierced ears must be able to remove their earrings, or come to school without them in. Staff are not permitted to remove them.
If you have any questions or you're unsure about anything, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me.