Welcome to Juniper Class from Miss Griffiths
Our theme this term is...
Romans on the Rampage
During the Summer Term, Juniper Class will be immersed into their new theme of 'Romans on the Rampage', with history as our driver. As a class, we will discover new information about the history of the Romans from their origins through to their life in Britain after they invaded. The children will use this new knowledge to make their own Roman coins, wooden chariots, mosaics and clay volcano models! To spark engagement in the classroom, mysterious objects or sounds will regularly appear in our 'Curiosity Corner' to help us unveil new, interesting facts and objects. We have already discovered our new text: 'Romans on the Rampage' by Jeremy Strong. What will be next?
Our classroom environment:
To support our theme, we will be reading ‘Romans on a Rampage’ by Jeremy Strong. This book features a Roman boy by called Perilus, who loves chariot racing and dreams of one day riding in the Circus Maximus himself. Perilus’ hero is the charioteer Scorcha. One day, Scorcha goes missing and Perlius suddenly discovers his dream is coming true sooner than he’d imagined! We will be unpicking this text in our reading sessions, where we will complete written tasks using our VIPERS skills.
Later in the term, we will also be reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. This narrative is about the destruction of Pompeii seen through the eyes of Tranio, an actor’s son, and his friend Livia, the baker’s daughter. Danger is everywhere in Pompeii when the volcano erupts. What happened? Why did it erupt? Will Tranio and Livia escape Pompeii?
Things to remember:
- Juniper Class PE days are Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor). The children are welcome to bring some warmer clothes for outdoor PE. We are doing dance, swimming, yoga and cricket this term. Swimming will be on a Thursday (admin will provide you with dates), please ensure your child has a swimming kit and towel on these days.
- Reading planners need to be in school everyday. Children need to read with an adult at least 3x a week and record this in their reading planners. These will be checked every Thursday. If your child has finished their reading book, they need to tell the class teacher who will allow them to go to the library.
- Children should access Times Table Rock Stars at least 1x a week on the following link: Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)