Juniper (Y6 am - Y5 & Y6 pm)

Welcome to Juniper Class
 
Class Teacher: Mrs Walker
Ably assisted by the wonderful Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lewis, Mrs Waddington & Mrs Rogers
 
Class email: juniper@st-johns-warminster.wilts.sch.uk
 
Homework
 
Please return homework for each week on the following Thursday. 
 
A big 'Thank you!' to all parents who have been reading at home with their children. 
 
Don't forget the Sir Linkalot spelling app that your child can use at home too. 
 
UPDATE:
 
Ashwood Care Home were thrilled to receive our letters - especially the high standard of decoration and care that had clearly been put in to write them.
 
Well done Juniper Class!
 
Activities for Week Commencing 18.01.21
 
Welcome back everyone to our second week of online lessons. A huge 'Well done!' to you all for joining in with our live Teams sessions and trying your best. Keep up the super effort and work. Again, please find below the timetables for Year 5 and Year 6 for this week. I have created links within each timetable to the required resources. I have left last week's timetables accessible so that you still have links to the resources from last week as some you will continue to use this week. 
 
During the course of today, I will be making sure that you have all been sent your Teams invites to all of the sessions for next week so do keep an eye on your school email account.
 
I am looking forward to seeing you all again during our live Teams teaching sessions for Writing and Reading. Please make sure that you have printed out your resources ready and have a pen / pencil and some paper / notebook for any extra writing. If you have a dictionary or thesaurus, it would be great if you could have these handy too. 
 
You can access these online, for example:
 
 
 
 
In addition to the live sessions, you will find resources for daily Mathematics, SPAG and History which you will work on independently.
 
For your small catch-up group Teams sessions, please make sure that you have all of your work from last week available next to you so that I can have a look at it.
 
Thank you to all of you who have sent in work photos. If you haven't sent yours in yet, please send them to:
 
juniper@st-johns-warminster.wilts.sch.uk
 
A GREAT NEW RESOURCE!
 
Oak Academy have just launched a free online children's library. it looks excellent and is well worth a look. Just follow the link below:
 
Activity Booklets for Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January 2021:
 
Please select the correct booklet for your child's year group.

Welcome to Juniper Class

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Walker

Ably assisted by the wonderful Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lewis

 

 

Year 5 & 6 

Our usual morning routine:

 

In Juniper Class, we start the day with morning activities of free writing or Maths. We use http://www.pobble365.com as a stimulus for our writing.

 

Reading

Between 9 and 9:30, we would usually complete our Bug Club activities. These include expanding our vocabulary range in preparation for reading the variety of texts, discussing what we have read, answering retrieval (‘right there’) questions, followed by inference (thinking about what we have read) questions. These involve being clue detectives to read between the lines for a deeper understanding of what the author is trying to tell us. It is really important that we can give evidence from the text to support our ideas. So do please read every day and discuss what you are reading with an adult, including finding out the meaning of new words when you come across them.

 

Maths

This term, we have a jam-packed six weeks of learning all about algebra, converting measures (metric and imperial), area, perimeter, volume, ratio and statistics.

 

Have a look on here for some fun activities to do:

https://nrich.maths.org/

 

Click on Primary Pupils, then click on Topics (top right of screen). This will then take you to a list of topics to select from. When you click on a topic, there is a number of activities to choose from, including the suggested age range the activity is aimed at. Have fun!

 

Writing

This term, we are writing our own sets of instructions and persuasive letters - you may want to have a go at writing some new ones whilst you are at home! What other weird and wonderful creatures could you invent this time? Perhaps you could then persuade the grown-ups in your household to acquire one?

 

Handwriting

All letters must be of the correct size and positioned accurately. Joins must be clear. Remember, people who don’t know your handwriting style, must be able to read it easily.

 

Year 5 & Year 6

 

Afternoons

Afternoons in Juniper class is when all of our interesting topic work takes place.

This term we have been learning about Brazil in Geography. This is the perfect topic to continue to research at home. See the activities that I have set on the ‘Parents’ Home Learning section of our website.

 

In Science this term, we were just about to start learning about life cycles. Why not try researching the life cycle of a plant, a butterfly, or bird or mammal. Perhaps you could draw it, paint it or even make a 3D model? With the beautiful, sunny weather that we are currently enjoying, you could keep an eye out in your garden for the signs of nature coming back to life after its winter sleep. Which parts of the life cycle of plants or animals can you spot?

 

Mrs Walker reads Stick Dog
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Mrs Walker reads:
 
The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie
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