Welcome to Elm Class.

Mr Strawson (Monday to Friday)

Our topic for Term 5 is ‘History Around Us’.

Further information about our learning in each subject can be found on the planning mat.

General Information:
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.


We will be studying ‘Cloud Tea Monkeys’, a Rags to Riches story set in India. We will also be looking at different types of persuasive writing.

What is the core structure of ‘Cloud Tea Monkeys’? How do the main characters behave and why? How can we convey the feelings and vewpoints of them? What language can we use to create interst for the reader?

Can you use subordinate clauses effectively in your writing to add extra detail?


Our learning will cover the following:

Term 5
Written methods for X and ÷. Linking calculations to make number families and use the inverse to check calculations.

Term 6
Statistics, data handling and 3d shape. Revision of mental methods for + and -.

Can you solve problems using x and ÷ and prove your responses?
Can you collect data and present in a bar chart and pictogram?


In Terms 5 & 6 we will be learning about light and shadows.

What forms a shadow?
Where do we get light from?
How can we effect the size and shape of a shadow?

What does e-safety mean?
Can you use technology to find out about other subjects and make sure your information is accurate?


Design Technology
Which do you think is the most interesting building in the village? Can you sketch it accurately and use this to make a clay tile of your chosen building?

Who was William Morris and how has he influenced art today? Can you make your own William Morris style print?



In Terms 5 & 6 we will be covering:
Athletics, Rounders, Cricket and Gymnastics.

How could you improve your skills for each sport? Can you improve your times/distances?

This term our PSHE topics will be ‘Good to be Me’ and ‘Changes’.
What different feelings do we have? How can we manage them?
How can we prepare and adapt to change?


How is your life different to that of a Victorian child? What was the Industrial Revolution? Who was Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

What geographical features were different/non-existent 150 years ago?
How can we use maps to explore the local area?

What is the Pentecost and its impact?
How and why do people try to make the world a better place?

Class Timetable (Subject to Change)

School Begins
Session 1 Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
Session 2 English English English English English
Session 3 Guided reading Guided reading Guided reading Class Service Guided reading
Session 4 Topic Computing Science PE PSHE
Break (KS1 Only)
Session 5 Topic Art/DT RE French Games
School Ends

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