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Lower Juniors

Welcome to the Lower Juniors!
Who Are We?
Class Teachers - Mrs Quayle, Mr Casserley & Mr Woods
Teaching Assistants - Miss Hand, Mrs Gaunt, Mrs BlytheMr Noakes & Mr Hunter

 

Our Current Remote Learning Sway

Click on the link below to see todays Sway, detailing all of the activities to complete remotely at home.

 

 

Our Current Planning Mindmap 

Spring Term 2020

Our Class-book this term was going to be the Iliad and the Odyssey abridged Gillian Cross and Illustrated by Neil Packer

     

Synopsis

Gillian Cross's brilliant retelling and Neil Packer's glorious illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad, one of the greatest stories ever told. The team behind The Odyssey (2012) now tell the story of the Trojan War. Cross's vivid adaptation begins with a beauty contest: the prize, a golden apple. In return for securing her victory, the goddess Aphrodite helps Prince Paris abduct Helen, wife to the king of Sparta. Enraged, the king and his Greek allies wage war on the Trojans. Nine years later, the fighting still rages on, but the Greeks are beginning to quarrel among themselves – Achilles and Agamemnon's petty argument has dire consequences for everyone caught in the crossfire. Neil Packer's pictures capture the beauty and remoteness of the setting, and bring a profound humanity to one of the finest literary achievements of Greek civilisation.

Homer’s great story, The Odyssey, is retold with simplicity and style by award-winning children’s writer Gillian Cross, and vividly brought to life in Neil Packer’s stunning illustrations. It charts the ten year epic voyage of Odysseus as he returns from the Trojan War to the island of Ithaca. On his journey he encounters all manner of perils, from the man-eating Cyclops and the evil sorceress Circe, to the deadly lure of the Sirens and the wrath of the sea-god Poseidon. Neil Packer’s striking imagination, and his extraordinary use of colour and dramatic silhouettes, capture the terrors of Odysseus’s travels as well as the dangers faced by his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus at home. The illustrations are a perfect complement to Gillian Cross’s beguiling narrative, which transports the reader effortlessly into Homer’s world.

Planning for the term

History focus on the Ancient Greeks

Since we are now on Remote Learning, we are going to focus on Greek Myths & Legends and complete this book when the children come back to School.

Synopsis

Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean and fabulous artwork throughout.

Stories included:
Theseus and the Minotaur; Pandora's Box; Perseus and Medusa; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Daedalus and Icarus; Orpheus and Eurydice; Arachne; The Wooden Horse of Troy; King Midas; Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds; Echo and Narcissus; The Twelve Labours of Heracles; Odysseus; Apollo and Daphne; Atalanta's Race; Freedom for Prometheus 

Spring Term 2020

Our Class-book is 'Sheild Maiden' by Stuart Hill

Shield Maiden (Flashbacks) by [Hill, Stuart]

Synopsis

The story of King Alfred's daughter Aetheflaed. The gripping story of King Alfred's daughter Aethelflaed brings the Key Stage 2 history curriculum to life. Perfect for fans of historical adventure. When King Alfred's great hall is destroyed by the Vikings, the king must flee with his family. But his daughter Aethelflaed knows that hiding in the marshes, far away from the battlefield, is the last thing she wants to do; can she fulfill her destiny and become a warrior princess, a shield maiden?

The Author

Stuart Hill is the prize-winning author of the Icemark series, the titles being The Cry of the Icemark, Blade of Fire, and The Last Battle of the Icemark. He won the inaugural Ottakar's Children's Book Prize,(now the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize) in 2005. In the same year he was awarded the Highland Book Award and in 2006 the Medway Book Award. He has also been long-listed for the Carnegie Award. Stuart's works are also included in the Ofsted list of books designed to encourage boys to read.

Planning for the term

History focus on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Autumn Term 2019

This term we are reading 'Where My Wellies Take me '. Pippa loves going for walks, whether it's sunshine or cold- long, wandering walks where her wellies take her. Follow Pippa into the beautiful countryside as her day unfolds, and the wildlife, animals and people she encounters are complemented by relevant poems from some of our greatest authors, personally chosen by Clare and Michael Morpurgo.

Planning Map

Summer Term 2019

This term we are reading "Dear Olly" by Michael Morpurgo. It is a story in three parts, based on the migration of a swallow. We will also be looking at African animals and their habitats and will be visiting Chester Zoo to support this.

We will be  writing persuasive leaflets and a range of information pieces, but also writing a story, using "Dear Olly" as a stimulus.

Spring Term 2019

This term we are going to be reading a number of books focusing on Greek Myths. The main books we will use are ‘Orchard Greek Myths’, ‘Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods’ and 'Halo'. We will also support our learning by using other texts involving Greek myths and legends.

This term we will mainly focus on fiction writing but will also look at family trees, play scripts and persuasive posters.

Autumn Term 2018

This term we are reading a book called 'The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha' by Michael Foreman. The book is centred around the main character of Henry, a 21 year old seaman during WW1. It details his story throughout the war and his unlikely meeting with a tortoise on a battlefield.

This term we will mainly focus on non-fiction writing and learning about the history of WW1. We will also support this learning with other texts during WW1.