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KS 2

Our class teachers are Miss Pope and Mrs Tweddle. Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Morbey and Mrs Garbutt.

Information:

 

Curriculum Letters;

 

2017 - 2018

Juniors Autumn 2018 Curriculum Letter

Juniors Spring '18 Curriculum Letter

Juniors 02.02.18

MTP - Autumn Curriculum

 

Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11) which is Years 3 – 6 (Juniors)

The core curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 comprises:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Children also study the subjects below as part of the National Curriculum. These are called Foundation Subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Design Technology (DT)
  • HistoryGeography
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
  • French (In Key Stage 2)

December 7th update

Junior class news

The year 5 and 6 aerobics at Ryedale last Friday was a great success! Not only did they win but they won with 20 marks out of 20! Congratulations! Lewis said: “When we got there we had a few minutes to practise our routine and Tilly led. Then we went into the drama studio. We watched two teams and then we were up! We did the routine to the song, ‘Rocking around the Christmas tree,’ and we had a peek at the judges scores (they kept showing us). The judges discussed the scores and when they announced us as the winner we were excited.”

We have also made Art work for the Dalby Forest winter scene competition that will be up in Dalby Forest. People can vote for the school that they think have done the best pictures. See below.

The year 6 had a great time helping out on the market selling wreaths for the PTA.

 

Pupils’ Poppies and Poems for Peace

As well as contributing to the ‘Poppies in Peace’ Exhibition at the Beck Isle Museum, all Gillamoor School pupils have marked the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.

All week, the infants talked about the meaning of the WW1 100th Anniversary and wrote poems and letters.

The juniors talked about the importance of Remembrance Sunday, made poppies and on the back, wrote messages to the soldiers who had died.

In the centre of Gillamoor, the children have put up a display of poppies for Remembrance. After hanging their work on the trees the school held a minute’s silence.

One of the poppies says: ‘You’ve been brave, you’ve been true. Now rest in peace.’

 

Juniors Summer Half Term  

This half term we have started our new Topics of Brilliant Buildings and Super Structures and Forces, Motion and Movement.

We have had our final session of Forest Schools and have thoroughly enjoyed cooking outdoors and discovering new tasty recipes. We also made zip lines and swings with our pulleys.

In class we have considered how to demonstrate what friction is and used lego cars in our examples. As a whole school we have been considering what it means to persevere and in mixed age groups the pupils create role plays to express positive outcomes that can come from perseverance. We can’t wait to get creative this term when building bridges and preparing for the summer shows!

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Week ending 8 December 2017

The last couple of weeks we have been busy getting stuck into Christmas activities. We are doing lots of practise for the Christmas play, Gimme Gimme Gimme and starting to prepare for our dress rehearsals. We had a fabulous day at Dalby Forest decorating our Dickensian Christmas tree as well as learning about the importance of our forests. Please vote for us if you visit Dalby in the next couple of weeks! We are also heading to the Big Sing! And practising for our Christmas Carol Service.

Week ending 17 November 2017

This week we had our whole school trip to Beamish museum! This fitted really well with our topics and we looked right through the decades of the 1800’s and 1900’s. At the farm we saw animals and a World War Two kitchen. We met a Victorian dentist in town who told us all about brushing teeth with carbolic soap. We split into groups and some of us learnt about toys through the ages. The other group learnt about life as a World War One soldier and what a soldier would have in the bag! We went down the pit mine which was very dark. The children were relieved to find out that they were a bit young for work in the mine or to go to war just yet but at least they know all about it!

 

We have also prepared our shoeboxes for Children in Distress which have been picked up on Friday. Somehow, we also found the time to start writing our World War One poems and start our circuits for our Christmas Light Decorations.

 

10 November 2017

This week in the junior classroom we have continued with our projects. We have been making our light decorations and have continued learning about World War One. We also practised and performed the poem, Dulce Et Decorum Est in groups taking into consideration the use of language to create emotion and imagery. As part of our topic and to coincide with Remeberance Day, children have been making poppies at home and most are now on our topic display. One pupil made a delicious poppy cake that they shared with all the class! Yum yum! On Friday we  found out what our Christmas performance will be and read out parts to impress the teachers for character selection. Who will play who? Watch this space!

3rd November 2017

We came back to school after half term with a hive of activities. We have been making Christmas lights in D.T./science. Next week we will be building the circuits to create light! We have also been creating charcoal pictures of the Titanic before moving on to World War One and discovering what life was like in the trenches ready for our trip to Beamish next week. We have been creating a display similar to a Victorian household that we will continue to develop as we move through the decades.

13 October 2017

These last couple of weeks have been full of activities in the junior class. We have made elderberry bread and natural tie dye t-shirts in forest schools. In art we have continued to study 19th century Artists. We discussed the life and art of Van Gogh and recreated some of his landscape pieces in oil pastel. We have used our problem solving skills to measure the perimeter of the playground using different tools such as four standard classroom rulers or a trundle wheel. The juniors have enjoyed practising the piece for the harvest festival service at church (no pictures so there are no spoilers) and in topic we have moved on from the Victorians to find out about the Titanic. We have split up the class to find real life stories from 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes of the cruiseliner and we can’t wait to discover more about how the unsinkable ship ended up sinking! As well as our weekly swimming we also had time for a spot of football skills practise in P.E. too!

29th September 2017

In forest school this week we discussed how to safely use tools, cooked cinnamon apples and some of us made nets for safe traps (everything we made was taken down at the end of the session).

 

We did some felt making this week. We all made felt flowers to go on a whole school wall hanging. Hopefully we’ll be able to show you the finished article next week.

 

Gilly came to talk to us about playing the violin. Some of us are thinking about having lessons.

 

Last Friday the Year 5/6 football team played in the tournament at Ryedale. We played a football tournament with 10 teams and played 5 different teams.  It was fun and we came third overall. We won 2 games, drew 1 and lost 2. Everyone had a great time and we played well.

22 September 2017

We have had a busy week in the juniors. We have been writing diaries as Victorian children; creating charcoal portraits of Queen Victoria; making Monet style watercolour paintings and learning how to be safe with electricity.

In maths the year three and four have been learning about place value including playing place value top trumps and creating three and four digit numbers to get the largest or smallest value

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