4th September 2020 - Update on PE Days and Other Information
It has been lovely meeting the children this week and getting to know them. I have been thoroughly impressed with how they have settled into the Juniors!
I wanted to update you on our class PE lessons. As of next week, we will have our PE lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays. On the days in which children have their PE lessons, we are asking that they come into school in their PE kit, rather than sending in PE bags. Please can you make sure that your child has jogging bottoms or leggings, a warm jumper and trainers as we are aiming to get outside as much as possible. Children with pierced ears must be able to remove their earrings, or come to school without them in. We are not permitted to remove them.
We are also starting our Daily Mile! Therefore, your child will also need trainers every day to change into or come into school in to take part in this activity. It's worthwhile your child bringing a waterproof coat every day, in case the weather changes.
Spellings and times tables will begin next week with a test every Friday. Your support to help your child learn these spellings by looking at them regularly before the test would be greatly appreciated. Please find our class spelling lists on our class page under the heading 'Spellings - Autumn Term 2020'. Please can your child practise their 2x tables for our test on Friday 11th September.
Homework Challenge Grid - Please find a copy of this on our class page under the heading 'Homework Challenge Grid Autumn 2020'. Your child can choose a homework task to complete once a fortnight. Our Lemurs Google Classroom will be launching very soon so that you can send work to me via this rather than bringing in work from home. We will inform you more about this soon.
Thank you for your continued support,
Welcome to the Lemur Class! (Class 3JG)
Welcome Class 3JG to Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School!
I hope you are well. I am really looking forward to meeting you all in September and getting to know you. Although we are unable to have a transition week this year, you can watch the video above to have a virtual tour of our school and there is also a "Hello" message from me.
We are the Lemurs!
Lemurs are black and white with a ring tail. They are about 1.5 metres tall. Lemurs are herbivores which means that they eat mostly fruit and leaves. A lemur is a primate and related to a monkey, but not as smart as other primates. However, they do have a much better sense of smell than monkeys and apes! They are fascinating creatures and I'm looking forward to seeing what we can find out about them this year. Why not do some of your own research about them over the Summer holidays to see what you can find out for some DDs when you return to school?
Our class theme
Our class name this year is the Lemur Class, but there is another class theme that you will notice when you come into the classroom in September 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 2020 - 'Stone Age to the Romans'
This term, we have two periods of history to learn about - the Stone Age and the Romans. As part of this learning, we will be reading a lovely book called "Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age". Through the reading of this story, we discover that Ug has many learning behaviours that we look for in our school, but his family and friends are not too impressed... His curiosity for the world around him knows no limits! In Literacy, we will be producing some work around this book, which I think you will really enjoy!
In Science, we will be studying the topics 'Light and Dark' and 'Forces and Magnets'. At Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School, we are fascinated about Science so I look forward to hearing your knowledge about this subject.
Our art work will look at sketching flint tools, making our own hand print and animal cave paintings, as well as some work around Stonehenge. Why not have a look at where this prehistoric monument is on a map?
In history, we focus on the chronology of historical periods to understand how society and the world have progressed. We will begin with our learning about the Stone Age and become historians ourselves to uncover, for example, how we know the Stone Age people lived in caves. The Stone Age is actually split up into 3 periods; I wonder if you could find out what each of these periods are called? After October half-term, we then study the Romans. What fascinating people they were; I think you'll enjoy learning about them!
READING AT HOME: As a school, we are very passionate about reading and host lots of exciting challenges for children to achieve through the Reading Challenge, where children can earn a Bronze, Silver and Gold badge. In Class 3JG, children should aim to read out loud to an adult at least 5 times a week so that their fluency and accuracy can continue to be maintained.
SPELLING AND TIMES TABLE HOMEWORK: Children will have a list of spellings to learn and practice a set times table, which they will be tested on every Friday. Children will receive new spellings and a times table to learn for the next test on Friday as well.
Please find in the folder below previous examples of outstanding homework that has been produced in previous years. The effort, standard and excellent quality that has been produced has been fantastic! It certainly shows the children's thirst for learning and I hope that you will also enjoy trying some of these interesting tasks this term. Please have a look and see which activities interest you, but it is 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!
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.