Juniper Class Year 3

During the Summer Term, Juniper Class will be stepping aboard and sailing into the world of everything pirates! To spark engagement in the classroom, we will be using our new 'Curiosity Corner' to reveal pirate-themed objects each week and ask curious questions about them to find out new, interesting information. Throughout this term, we will sketch pirate ships in Art, create our own pirate inspired scratch game in Computing, use map work to locate the Mediterranean in Geography and write and compose our own sea shanties in English and Music! 
Our classroom environment:
To support our theme, we will be reading 'The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth' by Eoin Colfer. The narrative features Will and his brothers, who are on holiday along the Irish coast when his brother Marty tells the spooky tale of Captain Crow -  a ruthless Irish pirate who once attacked the wrong ship! 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 another exciting, pirate-themed book! Our next book is 'Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter'. This book explores the account of a feisty nine-year old's adventure on the high seas in 1716. 
For an overview of our learning this term, please read the parent overview below:
Things to remember:
  • Juniper Class PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor). The children are welcome to bring some warmer clothes for outdoor PE. We are doing Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Athletics this term.
  • 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 (