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Juniper

Year 5 and 6

Mrs Whitehouse

Mrs Rundle and Mrs Cereda

 

Welcome to our class page.  We hope you will find it useful and it will let you know what we are currently learning about in school.

 

Hello. I'm Mrs Whitehouse and this is my third year at The Pines.  I live in Crowthorne with my husband, my two daughters and my dog Amber.  I love reading, cooking and sewing.  My favourite colour is blue and I am happiest when I am with my family on a beach, listening to the waves lapping the shore.  

I am really looking forward to teaching Juniper class again this year.  

 

Class Routines

Our main classroom door for the start of the day is in the courtyard.  You will be dismissed from the classroom door at the front.

 

Our regular P.E lessons will be on Tuesday afternoons and Friday afternoons. Children should come to school wearing P.E kit on both of those days.  

 

Meet the Teacher September 2023

Current Learning

This term, our curriculum learning is 'A Child's War' with the aim of answering the big questions:  Does adversity make us stronger? For the full details of this unit, have a look at our Knowledge Organiser below. 

Our class reader will be Orphans of the Tide.

At the moment, we are particularly focusing on the following:

English:  We are kicking off the term with some poetry themed around The Blitz, followed by recount writing.      

Maths:  Fractions, decimals and percentages - recognising equivalence between them all, as well as finding fractions of quantities and percentages.

Science: This terms science is Evolution and Inheritance.  We were introduced to elements of this during our Science Week and can't wait to find out more.

PHSE: We will be learning what prejudice and discrimination are and how stereotypes contribute to these. 

DT: Taking inspiration from the Make Do and Mend during the war effort, we will be making a pencil case or cushion for ourselves using old uniform as a memory of our times at The Pines.

RE:  In our R.E lesson, we will be answering the question - How well does faith help people to cope with matters of life and death?

 

Star Work of the Week

 

 

Well done to Lara for this atmospheric poem about The Blitz.

Well done to Lara for this atmospheric poem about The Blitz.

Ethan has made a fantastic start to his Blitz recount this week:

I was sleeping in my bed when it happened again. The ear-splitting noises of the sirens made me leap out of bed. Seconds later a loud BOOM could be heard as rubble danced in the air. My house had been destroyed! People ran and shouted as bombs flattened homes and memories. I ran like the wind to the bunker. I couldn't make it in time - it closed, so I ducked under some rubble. Fire burnt worlds that humans tried to make for themselves. Buildings crumbled as people were lost to the fire. A bomb smashed into my house again, destroying anything left. The clouds were replaced by smoke and hope replaced by hopelessness. 

Once the air raid stopped and the all clear sounded, the fire men came to put out the fires that were eating the buildings innards. 

Parent Communication

Please do not hesitate to contact me on the class email:  juniper@thepinesschool.org.uk

 

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