Welcome to Class 3JG! I hope that you have had a relaxing and enjoyable Summer break and that you are ready for your first year at the Juniors!
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 2019 - 'Stone Age to The Romans'
This term we will be focusing on two periods of history and forming the basis of our 'chronological' understanding. We will begin by looking at The Stone Age and we will use a wonderful book called 'Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age', to enhance our understanding of what life was like for people living during The Stone Age. We learn that Ug has many learning behaviours that we look for at our school, but those around him are not too impressed! From this, we will develop some beautiful pieces of art work, topic writing and form some opinions about how our lives have changed significantly since this historical period. During the first half term, our school trip will be a Stone Age visit to Clifton Park Museum, where we will learn how Stone Age people would light a fire and hunt for food. It looks set to be a wonderful experience!
After half term, our journey through history moves on to The Romans. Who were they? Why were they important? How did they help to shape our lives today? They certainly had many qualities that mean they will never be forgotten!
Novel Study - Autumn Term 2019
As you enter the classroom this term, you will notice that our immersive learning environment has transformed. What could it be? Who does it belong to? This novel works perfectly alongside our history topic. We will explore the themes and motifs within this particular text and use 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.
Please find in the folder below our Homework Challenge Grid. The effort, standard and excellent quality that has been produced so far this year is outstanding! It certainly shows the children's thirst for learning and I hope that this will continue 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.