Our Junior school is enjoyable, lively and enthusiastic.
Standards of work and behaviour are high. We take great care to teach English and Mathematics using a combination of traditional and modern methods appropriate to each child. Practical Science, Technology, History, Geography, the Arts and Performing Arts are all part of the junior curriculum. ICT enhances all learning.
Progress is monitored regularly and intervention programmes are used with children who need additional support or extension activities.
A diary of exciting visits to museums, galleries, the coast and places of interest enriches curriculum delivery. Residential visits develop independence and confidence.
Autumn Term, 2015 – Years 3 and 4
Mrs Rhind will be teaching you on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Lupton on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. You will also benefit from time with number of specialist teachers.
You will have discrete numeracy lessons everyday. They will cover a range of topics. You will mainly focus on space, shape and measure at the beginning of the week and number work towards the end. On Fridays there will be a mental maths test. We follow the New Heinemann Maths Scheme and the work you are given will depend on your age and ability. We want to ensure you are both challenged and successful!
We will cover many aspects of literacy, supporting you to improve and broaden your writing skills. We will also aim to hear everybody read every single day. Reading is so important as it helps to improve all aspects of your work. You will need to read to an adult every day for at least 10 minutes and ask them to write what you read in your Reading Record. On Fridays, you will have a spellings test and on occasion, dictation to ensure you understand the meaning of the words you can now spell.
Science – Light & Sound
History – Dinosaurs
Georgraphy – Holidays
RE – Judaism & Christianity
Music – Rhythm
PE – Ball skills
Art – Still Life
DT – Decorations (after hald term)
Spanish – Speaking with increased fluency
PSHCE – Being ourselves
ICT – PowerPoint & Excel
PE & Dance
You will have Dance on Thursdays and therefore we would like you to come into school in your blacks on that day. We have PE on Thursdays and Fridays and will change in school. You need to have black pumps in school every day please. All items of clothing must be labelled with your name. Unnamed clothes are unlikely to be returned to you.
You will have a reading book which you should read for ten minutes daily to an adult. Spellings will also be sent home each Friday and tested the following Friday. Other homeworks will be set each week as appropriate. Homework will be written in your homework diaries and they should be signed by an adult on over the weekend (it helps you to get more stars!).
Your teachers and the office will not be also to take any money that is not in an envelope clearly labelled with your name, amount and what it is for. Please don’t forget as you don’t want to miss out!
AUTUMN TERM 2015
Welcome to the Caterpillar Class if you are joining us in Year 3 and welcome back to our new Year 4s! We have a very full and exciting curriculum for you to enjoy this year and would like to share some of the topics and themes with you and your families.
Year 5 and 6
Welcome to the Dragonflies!
During the autumn term we will be looking at World War 2, Europe and Properties of Materials. In R.E. we will discuss Islam and Christianity including the traditions of Christmas.
Please send in an old t-shirt or man’s shirt to tie-die and wear as an overall during art lessons.
Indoor shoes (plain black pumps) should be in school at all times.
Thursday, wear blacks – bring uniform
Friday, bring P.E. kit
Please ensure all kit is clearly named.
Children should read daily and reading records initialled.
Spelling lists will normally be sent home on Mondays along with accompanying worksheets. It is most beneficial if the children complete only one sheet per evening and practise spellings at the same time.
Other homework should not take more than 30 minutes to complete. A simple set of stationery and a dictionary would be useful to ensure homework is completed efficiently.
Please check and sign homework diaries at the weekend.
Please let me know if your child has difficulty with research type homework. (Eg no internet)
Thank you for your support.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any worries either via the homework diary or in person.