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We learnt about natural disasters last half term, including volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunami's and tornadoes. These pictures show children the most recent eruption on La Palma in the Canary islands. You can even see the volcano from space!!

La Palma's eruption, as seen from Space!

26th October2021


Dear Elder class parents and children.

What a busy first half term we have had in Elder class. You should all be very proud of your efforts and at how well you have settled into Brookland Junior School. 


In English, we have read the books, The Paperbag Princess and Dr Xargle's Adventure of the Earth Hounds and based some brilliant writing on these.  In PSHE we have learnt about black culture, including music  and read Princess Katerina's and the haircharmer , on which we based our Year 3 hall display.


In Science, we have predicted where our bones were before learning about Animals including humans to locate bones in the skeleton, different types of skeleton and exo skeletons and muscles and joints. Children found the whole topic fascinating and made links in their PE lessons too.


Elder class really enjoyed their Wow day when they arrived to school on what they thought was a normal Monday, only to find that their class had been hit by an earthquake!  Once  our caretaker had assured everyone it was safe, the children enjoyed reporting on this and learning about the Richter scale and how to use a compass with lots of active games and learning. 


Our recent dance workshop was a roaring success with children in Elder learning Charleston dancing with exaggerated hand and leg movements and facial gestures. Our children are amazing!  In music, we have been practising a performance of the song, "Let your Spirit Fly," with percussion instruments.  They were very success at keeping pitch and timing and even sang in two parts.


What a truly tremendous start to the Year and fantastic effort by all in raising sponsor  in which tied in with our amazing athlete visit from Steve Frew.   Children were inspired to learn of his success and his mantra of work hard and to never give up. In assembly, he demonstrated some of his amazing skills and leapt over some of Year Three and even Mr Pugh with an air somersault! 


Thank you to all our families with your support with reading and homework with your child.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy half term.

All our best wishes, 

Mrs Greathead and Mrs Phillips.




September 16th 2021.


Hello Elder class children and families,

Welcome to Brookland Junior School, Year Three and Elder class!


Elder class have truly made a brilliant start to their school journey in the juniors, endeavouring to be their Brookland Best in everything they do. A huge well done to all.  Thank you for your support with their reading and their smart, new uniforms.


This term, in Maths, our year group are learning about place value of numbers up to one thousand and  comparing and ordering numbers.  In English, we are reading the hilarious story," the Paper Bag Princess,"  by Robert Munsch and learning about different sentence types and punctuation through our work based on the story.


Our Geography work on natural disasters, "Extreme Earth," is very exciting and children were relieved , this week, to find out  that we don't live anywhere near the Pacific ocean so we are highly unlikely to have volcanic eruptions and earthquakes! What a relief!  .


Don't hesitate to contact me through our class email or , if is urgent , or via a phone call .  You can also write  a note in your child's reading record book. 


Also, if you have any concerns or worries or want a quick chat, we can organise a mutually convenient ten minute slot at the end of the school day on most days apart from Wednesday. 

Watch this space for news, regular updates and photos.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children and the enthusiasm that they bring to their learning.


Mrs Greathead - Class teacher and Mrs Phillips - teaching assistant.