What a busy week it has been in the Lower Juniors. The Year 4s have been enjoying the wonderful rhythms of Samba as they beat out sounds on a collection of drums. The Year 3s, at the same time, have been looking at the musical patterns and tempo of In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg.
This Friday a team have gone off again to represent the school in a cross country competition. Good luck team!
In History, the Egyptians continues to fascinate the Year 4 classes who have been looking at the lives of the ordinary people during the time of the Pharaohs over 3000 years ago! While the Year 3s have been looking been further back into history. To aid their understanding of the chronology, the year 3s are starting with all things Stone Age. They have started to look at the timeline to position the Stone Age in history. They will look at the lives and culture of Stone Age dwellers. Fascinating!
The year 3s have also been starting their Art project of creating scarab beetle clay works. They have been looking at images of scarab beetles and how they have been represented historically. They will be making clay models of them.
All week the classes have been looking at what we mean by Values. They have discussed them in their School colour groups, and have looked at the main Liss Values in class. We hope to be able to say definitively what the values of Liss Junior School are at the end of the investigation.
This week, the children have continued to look at versions of Cinderella stories for around the world. They have been looking at the language and structure of these stories. This coming week they will be writing their own Egyptian Cinderella story using many of the writing skills they will have learnt this past two weeks.
In maths, the children have continued to look at addition and subtraction and have worked on number problems and puzzles. This coming week they will be looking at multiplication and its inverse division, and will hone their calculation skills before looking at investigations involving these operations.
They will all have Maths, English and Topic homework set throughout the term. Maths will be set on a Monday and will be either worksheets or Ed City work. English or Topic homework will be sent home on Wednesday and they will have a week to complete it. This week they have been set ICT homework which encourages them to practice their touch typing skills.
The Year 3 s and 4s have started their tables this week. They will also be bringing home spellings this coming week and will be tested on them at the end of the week. As a new adventure, they will be giving a password and instructions to log on and create a rock star which they can develop by earning money from tables challenges at https://ttrockstars.com/login. This is a great activity to help them remember their times tables and we know they will enjoy it!
Times tables challenges can also be found on Ed City. If you are having trouble logging into Ed City site then we have found that Google Chrome if the best search engine to use to access the site.