Welcome to Elm Class.
Mr Strawson (Monday to Friday)
Further information about our learning in each subject can be found on the planning mat.
Please make sure that your child has the following in school:
- A PE kit
- Outdoor shoes that can be worn on the field when muddy
- A water bottle
Children also need to bring their reading book (either one from the school library or home) and reading record into school every day.
English In Term 1 we will be focusing our writing on the story of The Cloud Tea Monkeys, a beautiful story set in India. We will be writing our own versions, alternative endings, diary entries and much more besides.
In Term 2 we will be doing plenty of nonnarrative writing linked to our 20th Century theme, including non chronological reports, persuasive writing and instructions.
Our whole class guided reading sessions will focus initially on finding clues and information within a text to answer a range of open and closed questions.
Maths Our learning will cover the following:
Term 1 Place value, mental addition and subtraction strategies, written methods.
Term 2 Mental multiplication and division strategies, as well as 2d and 3d shape.
Can you use the most efficient method to + - x and ÷ and make quick mental calculations?
What are the properties of different 2d and 3d shapes?
SCIENCE AND COMPUTING
Science Forces – we will be investigating different types of force, their effect on us, why we need them and how to measure forces. Later in the term we’ll investigate magnetism.
ICT Our focus for term 1 will be staying safe and happy online. What does e-safety mean? Do you know how to keep yourself safe online? What can you do if something upsets you when you are online? In term 2 we will move on to the use of images and text to add effect to online writing.
Design Technology The 20th Century was a time full of design firsts! We’ll be finding out about motor car design and how it changed between 1900 and 2000. Art How was art in the 20th century influenced by the rise of big companies? We’ll be looking at iconic logos from the period and creating our own versions using a range of techniques. Music from The Beatles to The Bee Gees, from jazz to hip hop, the 20th Century gave rise to many new musical genre. We will be listening to lots of music and thinking about what makes it stand out as a particular style of popular music.
PE & PSEE
PE In Terms 1 & 2 Elm class will be enjoying football sessions on a Friday afternoon.
We will also be doing a range of age appropriate multi skills, to improve those skills that can be transferred across many sports.
PSHE This term we will be looking at ‘New Beginnings’ as well as thinking lots about our return to school after such a long absence and how that may have effected us.
History What were the key events of the 20th Century? How did sport, fashion, transport, warfare change between 1900 and 2000?
Geography How did the local geography of our area change over the 20th century? Which buildings in the village served a different purpose at different times during the 20th century?
RE What do Christians and other religions think and believe about death, heaven and reincarnation?