Juniper Class

Welcome to Juniper Class
 
 
Welcome Year 3 in Juniper Class and the spring term. This term Juniper class are embarking on an exciting adventure-Our topic Viva Italia!
 
Our learning adventure has started with our classroom having its' very own Italian pizzeria, complete with tourist pictures from around Italy. As the term goes on, we will be learning the Tarantella, a traditional Italian folk dance. we will also learn to make pizza and find out if it is good for us as we study human diet. 

We will be working on our locational knowledge as we take a journey around Italy; looking at different cities and places, and life in the Mediterranean. Also, we will be exploring how volcanoes and earthquakes are created, how they impact on the landscape and people’s life's.

English
 
Our class book will be ‘Little Bo in Italy’. We will be using the book to travel around Italy and explore Italian Culture to write character and setting descriptions, travel brochures and non-chronological reports about healthy Mediterranean diets. We will also be using historical accounts to undertake some journalistic reporting and diary recounts about what happened in Pompeii and exploring Roman mythology to inspire our own myth stories.
 

Maths

This term, we will be continuing to develop our place value knowledge to help with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. We will be looking at representing and comparing different fractions, and how to calculate and measure length and mass.

Also, we will carry on practising times tables and related division facts. Please continue to practice your times tables at home on Times Table Rock Stars.

 
 
Having trouble with your homework? You can use https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn to revise the different topics we study in school and to play educational games to continue your learning in a fun way!
 
We are working really hard on our timetables everyday and they aren't always easy. Look for different ways to make learning them fun- here is a link to a website with a range of games to help your learning. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division and a wonderful website to go on which lets you practice in timed conditions like the new year 4 timetable tests is https://www.timestables.co.uk/ 
Don't forget your times tables rock stars!
 
 Juniper classes PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays - Please ensure your PE kit is in school for these sessions.
 
Juniper classes Times table tests will be on Friday morning with their spelling tests being Friday afternoon. 
 
Homework is given out every Friday and is due back every Wednesday, children are urged to speak to their class teacher if they struggle with their homework before Wednesday.