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-john's-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. 
 
Welcome to Juniper Class!
 
Take a look at our topic map for Term 1
Hooray! Back To School!

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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