Jupiter – Years 3 & 4


Welcome to Jupiter class!

Jupiter Class Timetable

My name is Mrs Porter and I am your child’s teacher for this year. We also have Mrs Hanifan, Ms Coad and Mrs Stapleton supporting us with our learning.

We’ve got an exciting and busy term ahead, and we’re all very excited to get started.

This term, we will begin a new Topic on China and the Shang Dynasty. We will be using Atlases to locate China on a map, and look forward to researching China’s history using ICT.

Jupiter will be learning about recounts and expositions in both Reading and English. We will also be taking part in a ‘Writing through Art’ programme. All children are encouraged to read a range of stories and information books to support their progress. Please ensure your child is reading every day at home and signing their reading record daily.

The children have been working so hard on their times tables this year and have made a lot of progress. We will continue with our Times Tables Olympics challenge every Wednesday. We will start the term by looking at decimals, including understanding money, before learning about time later on in the term.

We started our science topic ‘Animals including Humans’ before the Easter holidays, and will be continuing our work on this until half term. The children will be learning about the digestive system and why the different food groups are important for our growth and health.

Our RE topic for this term is ‘New Life’. We will start by learning about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit and will later learn about the work of Jesus’ friends and followers in sharing the Good News of Jesus as seen in the book of Acts.

Jupiter class will be having PE sessions with a PE coach on Wednesdays.

A few helpful reminders:

  • Children will have PE on a Wednesday this term. They must bring in a PE kit which can be kept in their lockers.
  • Homework will be set on a Thursday via Google Classroom and Mathletics. Children should complete this in their homework book and hand it in by the following Wednesday.
  • Children must read and have their reading record signed every night. If this isn’t completed more than twice in a week, then your child will miss a playtime to read with an adult in school.
  • Children must bring their own water bottles.

If you would like to speak to me with any concerns or questions regarding your child, please email the office and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your ongoing support.