Jupiter – Year 3 & 4

Welcome to Jupiter Class!

The main teaching team in Jupiter Class is made up of Mrs Stuart,  Mrs Wright and Mrs Hudson. During the week we also have PE with Mrs Muggeridge and lessons with Mrs Lowe.

This is where you can find out about what we have been learning, our daily routines and see what Lower Key Stage 2 is all about.

Learning in Years 3 and 4

Lessons taught in years three and four follow the National Curriculum.

The subjects within the National Curriculum are English, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Design, Technology (including food), Music, Physical Education, PSHE and R.E.

Year three and four children learn through topic based creative curriculum which enables them to make sense of their learning. It is also important that the children start to take responsibility for their learning. The children are encouraged to do this with problem solving tasks and independent research.

At Ridgewell Primary School forest school and outdoor learning is a huge part of the children’s learning. Jupiter have been using the beautiful Toad Wood that is located within a short walk from the school. Please see below for pictures.

Who do we share our school forest with?

Duxford Imperial War Museum

The children got the opportunity to become investigators, enrich their learning and expand their knowledge of WW2. They visited Land & Warfare, re-furbed 1940s bungalow, Anderson shelter, the operations room, land & sea and then finally Battle of Britain.

They got to try on uniforms, gas masks, post memorial messages to the fallen soldiers, listen to recordings and read letters from loved ones. I think the favourite part for many was all the varied aircraft and also having a private guide to answer the children’s fantastic questions.

Overall a super day out made even better with the arrival of the sunshine.

Photos to follow very shortly…..

Science – Light & Dark 

The children have completed their six week science project and have really dived deep into all areas relating to Light & Dark. They identified light sources, tested different materials to design a reflective school bag, looked at opaque, transparent and translucent materials then investigated how shadows were formed and how they can be changed.

All the children have produced some amazing scientific written work and are starting to understand how to use the correct terminology and language.

Great job!

Palaces of our Monarchs

Jupiter class have been looking at palaces of our Monarchs this term, concentrating mainly on Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. The completed their own independent research and produced a double page spread.

We had a jam-packed DT day where the children constructed their own designs using hacksaws, bench hooks and glue guns. They all added those extra details to make it personal to them.

I hope you agree that they turned out amazing!