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Arksey Primary School

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Junior Class 2

Welcome to Junior 2's Class Learning Page!

2020/2021

All for one, one for all!

We believe in being positive, enthusiastic, resilient, working hard as a team and helping each other to make each day the best it can possibly be.

 

Our class reading books this year are:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

Clockwork by Phillip Pullman

The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho Hen

 

To see the other curriculum topics and areas we are covering this year, please see the document below entitled Y5/6 curriculum.

 

Homework

 

 

As you know, we love reading and really value how important - and fun - it is. I would like you to read at least 5 days a week for at least 20 minutes. Please record your reading in the reading record at the front of the homework book and each entry needs to be signed by an adult. There will be questions on the learning letter which mirror what the children have been learning in class and will support reading at home. Try to ensure the texts you read are appropriately challenging so you can explore new, interesting vocabulary and discuss the characters and themes. In class, the children said they most enjoy the discussion part of reading lessons and this 'home learning' time offers the family a fantastic opportunity to get immersed in a book together. It's important to read a broad range of texts and these could include…school books, newspapers, favourite annuals, comics, games instructions, recipes, emails and the reading comprehension tasks that were sent home.

 

Each week the children will also be asked to learn at least 10 spellings. The children are expected to learn the meaning of these words and write sentences where the words have been appropriately used.  All homework needs to be presented to a high standard and reflect the children's pride in their learning. Joined handwriting and correct letter formation should be encouraged, also.

 

Homework project topics will also be set each half term but will be decided by the children and a letter will sent out to share the topic theme in addition to project ideas.

 

 Homework is given on Friday and due in the following Thursday.

 

Things to remember:

PE Kits - come in your PE kit on Wednesdays.
Swimming Kits – will be needed by some children as the year progresses and parents will be informed closer to the time.

Bring a named water bottle (and sun cream and sunhat if it’s going to be hot or a hat and gloves if it's cold)



 

Writing - Reading Aloud and Sharing our own Written Work

Science - The Circulatory System

User Guide for Logging in to Google Classroom

What is comprehension? | Oxford Owl

Get a definition of reading comprehension, exploring how children build their understanding of a text using a combination of background knowledge, vocabulary...

Fluent reading in Y6

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Fluent reading in y6

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Here is a timetable for live learning sessions available to the children each day.

Grow your positivity and attitude of gratitude by completing a daily mindfulness journal!

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