Lower Juniors - 2018/19
Welcome to the Autumn Term and a new academic year in the Lower Juniors! This term, in the Lower Juniors, we are exploring the theme of ‘Rotten Romans and Crazy Celts’
This term we are going to study the following things:
- Learning about key features of the Roman invasion and occupation
- To make a model of a Roman catapult and test them
- Looking at historical events from the Roman period from different points of view
- Research using history skills
- Map skills and investigating how the Roman empire spread across Europe
- Designing and making a Roman mosaic
- Year 3: In Science studying rocks and light
- Year 4: In Science studying states of matter and sound
- Year 3: In Computing using and understanding the basic functions of powerpoint
- Year 4: In Computing using Microsoft Word and producing digital music
- Year 3: In French learning greetings, saying our names, saying our age, numbers to 10 and performing a puppet show using what we have learnt
- Year 4: In French describing people, leisure activities and telling the time
- In P.E. we will be developing our football skills (Year 3), Tag-Rugby skills (Year 4) and Real P.E. to develop our basic skills and agility
- Studying the importance of Jesus within Christianity
- To study ourselves, life cycles and how to manage our feelings
- To understand the Christian Values of Friendship and Courage
The staff and children are looking forward to an exciting and productive term!
We would also like to take this opportunity to let you know about the Homework arrangements for the Autumn Term and these are outlined below.
Times tables should be learnt as homework for weekly tests.
Spellings are set on Friday and will be tested the following Friday.
Children are expected to read at home five times a week. House Points will be awarded for children reaching reading targets for three weeks in a row. All the children benefit from reading to an adult who can help them with words that they mispronounce or that they don’t understand or by asking them questions about the text.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Brennen, Mrs Harden, Mr Turver, Mr Minter, Miss Plant