Welcome to Junior 2!
Junior 2 is a mixed year 5/6 class and their teacher is Mr Tyler.
Happy New Year. I hope you all had a good Christmas. It has been great to see all the children back in school after Christmas and they have already made a great start to 2022.
During this half term in Junior 2, our topic will be ‘Mountains’. This will include looking at Mountain Ranges, UK mountains, contours, features of a mountain, how they are made, mountain climates, risks in the mountains and tourism.
In English, this term we will be finishing off looking at Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden. We will then move on to looking at persuasive writing, as well as stories with flashbacks, using the Harry Potter books as inspiration. In maths lessons, we will be covering division, fractions, shape and place value. In science this term, we will be continue learning about properties of different materials before moving on to look at the human species. In RE, we will be looking at what we can learn from reflecting on Sikh, Christian and Muslim wisdom. In French, we are continuing with our unit of work on ‘Family and Friends’.
One afternoon a week, usually a Thursday, Mrs Bills will be teaching the class. On these afternoons, the children will be doing music and computing. In music, the children will be learning about composition and improvisation using glockenspiels. In computing, the children will be learning about computers of the past, present and future, before moving on to web design.
Junior 2 will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this half term. On Tuesdays, we will be doing with dance with dance coach Lauren Parker. On Wednesdays, we are doing Circuit Training. On both days, the children need their indoor PE kits and trainers in school. There are after school clubs (free of charge) running this half term. On Tuesdays, we have dance running all half term for both Junior classes. On Monday 10, 17th and 31st of January (not 24th), I will be running after school athletics for children in Junior 2. There are still places available if your child would like to take part in either after school club.
We are very fortunate to be taking part in the DAaRT programme (which stands for ‘Drug, Alcohol and Resilience Training) this term (formally DARE). This will be starting tomorrow on Friday 7th January. We will continue on Friday 14th January and following that, DAaRT will be on a Wednesday afternoon for most of the term. The children will all be given a DAaRT book, which will come home with them each week so that they can share it with you and complete a small amount of homework, however the book must be returned to school in time for their next lesson. Our DAaRT officer’s name is Kirstie Mackintosh and she is really looking forward to working with the class. If you have any questions about the DAaRT programme or would like to know more, please let me know.
As last term, homework will usually be given through Bug Club and Mathletics. Mathletics will be set before each weekend to be completed by the following Wednesday. Bug Club reading comprehension homework will also be set on a regular basis where the children will be set a book and be given a deadline for when it needs to be completed by. Year 6 children also have their maths homework book, with certain pages to complete each week, which is due in on either Wednesday or Thursday (your child should know which day). Alongside the Y6 maths homework book, they have also been given a revision book to support with their homework. Please support and encourage your child to complete this homework to the best of their ability and to a high standard. There is also an expectation that children read at home each week both independently and to an adult, with the minimum requirement recorded in your child’s planner. To show the reading has been completed, please sign your child’s reading pages for Friday each week. The children will also have weekly spellings to learn and they will be tested on these in school, on a Monday this half term.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to me, please either come to speak to me on the playground before school or contact the school office. If it is not urgent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org which I will be checking weekly.
Mr J. Tyler
New Knowledge Organisers
End of Year Expectations
Year 5 final
Year 6 final
Junior 2 final
Junior 1 vs Junior 2 final
Year 6 receiving their new hoodies!
Football Match Flintham v Gunthorpe Thursday 7th October
A great performance from our football team, playing their first match in almost two years. Despite losing 2 - 0, the team should be very proud of their performance.
Thursday 1st July
Dear Junior 2,
Here we are again, learning at home. I hope you’re all well and not too frustrated with having to self-isolate again. It’s been another strange year but we are all getting used to things not going to plan. There’s lots to look forward to when we return to school on Monday 12th July, which is the first day of our activity week.
There is work for today and tomorrow on the Junior 2 class page of the school website. There’s maths for your year group, English work and then another subject to keep you busy. If you finish your work quickly, there is also work on Mathletics, books on Bug Club, TT Rockstars and, for those of you with a Spellzone account, there’s work for you there too. From Monday 5th July, there will be daily video lessons for you to follow, like we have used previously, each day next week.
Follow the instructions you get and try your hardest with everything you do, taking care with your presentation. Every day, once you have finished, you (or your parents) need to email your work to email@example.com for me to see and provide you with some feedback. The work can either be done on paper and scanned in or photographed, or the work can be done on the computer.
I’m looking forward to receiving your work each day and I’ll see you all on Monday 12th July, ready to go to Hill Holt Wood and, hopefully by then, England will have won the Euros!
Stay healthy, keep motivated and work hard.
I hope you have all had a good half term and were able to enjoy the lovely weather. The children have all settled back in to school really well after their well-earned rest. We have a busy half term ahead of us, building up to end of year assessments and we have our activity week to look forward to as well.
In English, we are going to be looking at short fantasy stories, using the book ‘Outer Suburbia’ by Shaun Tan. We will then go on to look at persuasive writing, before moving on to looking at poetic styles using poems by Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. In maths, we will be starting off by looking at algebra and ratio before going on to recap and revise areas of the curriculum we have previously covered this year.
During this half term in Junior 2, we will be starting a new topic of ‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’. Within this topic we will be looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, focusing on the tools for hunting, Skara Brae, copper mining, Stone Henge, roundhouses and druids. In science, we will be classifying living things, describing how living things are classified into groups according to common characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals. There are new knowledge organisers for our new topic and science units on the Junior 2 page of the school website.
In RE, we will be looking at creation and science and asking if they are conflicting or complementary. In French, we are going to be learning about food and drink and in art, the children will be doing work on portraits with Mrs Palethorpe.
For this half term, Junior 2 have PE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays so, on these days, the children need to come to school in their PE kits. On Tuesdays, the children have dance with dance coach Lauren Parker. On Wednesdays, the children are doing netball with Mrs Shaw and on Fridays we have cricket with cricket coach Joe Ashdown. There are still some places available for after school tennis on a Monday so, if you would like your child to take part, please let me know.
On non-PE days, the children need to wear their normal school uniform but they can wear dark coloured trainers. We are still trying to keep what the children bring into school as minimal as possible. All the children will need, unless told otherwise, are their coats; a packed lunch if they are not having a school dinner; a water bottle (only water allowed), a healthy snack for morning break (no crisps or chocolate); and their reading book and planner.
On the week beginning 28th June, the children in both Year 5 and in Year 6 will be completing their end of year assessments for maths, reading and GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling). These assessments will be used to help with the children’s end of year assessment judgements. As you should already know, we will be having our activity week on the week beginning 12th July. Hopefully you have already paid the £20 deposit on Parent Pay and the remaining £15 will need to be paid by Friday 9th July if you have not done this already. More information will be sent out nearer the time.
Homework will continue to being given through Bug Club and Mathletics. Mathletics will be set before each weekend to be completed by the following Wednesday. Bug Club reading comprehension homework will also be set on a regular basis where the children will be set a book and be given a deadline for when it needs to be completed by. Year 6 children also have their maths homework book, with certain pages to complete each week. There is still an expectation that children read at home each week both independently and to an adult, with the minimum requirement recorded in your child’s planner. To show the reading has been completed, please sign your child’s reading pages for Friday each week. The children will also have weekly spellings to learn and they will be tested on these in school, on a Monday.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to me, please contact the school office if it is of an urgent nature. If it is not urgent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org which I will be checking weekly.
Mr J. Tyler
Notts Summer Staycation
Summer 2 Week 8 (Week Beginning 20/7/20)
Work Completed At Home
Summer 2 Week 7 (Week Beginning 13/7/20)
Summer 2 Week 6 (Week Beginning 6/7/20)
Poetry Recital - I Am A Writer
Summer 2 Week 5 (Week Beginning 29/6/20)
Summer 2 Week 4 (Week Beginning 22/6/20)
Summer 2 Week 3 (Week Beginning 15/6/20)
Summer 2 Week 2 (Week Beginning 8/6/20)
A Mountain Presentation!
Summer 2 Week 1 (Week beginning 1/6/20)
Week 7 (Week Beginning 18th May) Work
Week 6 (Week beginning 11th May) Work
Week 5 (Week beginning 4th May) Work
Indoor Driving Range
Week 4 (Week beginning 27/4/20) Work
Week 3 (Week beginning 20th April) Work
Garden Assault Course Challenge
Cycling Maths Challenge!
Riley and Laci-Mai plank challenge
Computing- Earth from Space
Thursday 19th December: Rushcliffe Y5/6 Indoor Athletics Final
Tuesday 12th November: Rushcliffe Y5/6 Indoor Athletics Small Schools' Heat - 1st Place!
Thursday 19th September: Flintham 3 Gunthorpe 3
A massive well done to our boys' football team who played magnificently in our first match of the year, away at Flintham Primary School. The boys worked so hard as a team and were very unlucky not to win, with Flintham scoring with the last kick of the game.