Welcome to Elm Class.

Mr Strawson (Monday to Friday)

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.

Homework and Spellings

You can now download the class HOMEWORK and PLANNING mats for Term 5 by clicking on button below.

ENGLISH

English
-We will be creating Viking travel brochures,
researching Viking life, taking notes, using
skimming and scanning techniques and
focusing on the layout of non-narrative texts.
-We will also be writing our own Viking sagas
based on age appropriate versions of Norse
classics such as Beowulf.
-Our guided reading will focus on VIPERS
(Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explaining,
Retrieval, Summarising) questions, across a
broad range of texts.

MATHS

Maths
Our learning will cover the following:
Term 5
written methods for x and ÷, statistics, time
telling and 3d shape.
Term 6
Recap of calculation skills, fractions decimals
and percentages, problem solving using
complex calculations.
Why is time important to us? When do we
use it in our daily lives?

SCIENCE AND COMPUTING

Geography – Where in the world did the Vikings come
from? How Is modern day Scandanavia similar and
different to the UK? Can we locate place names using an
atlas or map?
History – we will be finding out about the daily lives of
Vikings, where Vikings came from, where they invaded and
why, what made them such a successful group of people
and what happened to them in the end. We will also be
looking at the difference between primary and secondary
sources.
RE – We will be studying Sikhism and learning about Guru
Nanak, the founder of the religion, Gurdwara – the place of

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Art
Making illuminated letters as seen in the Anglo Saxon
Chronicle.
Music
Investigating pitch, dynamics and timbre in different styles
of music

PE & PSEE

PE
In term 5 we will be practising different
athletic skills as we work towards the
English Schools Athletics Awards. Elm class
are also due to be swimming later this year
– details to follow.
PSHE
We will continue to follow the Jigsaw
scheme for PSHE and will be thinking about
‘Healthy Me’, ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing
Me’.

HUMANITIES

Geography – Where in the world did the Vikings come
from? How Is modern day Scandanavia similar and
different to the UK? Can we locate place names using an
atlas or map?
History – we will be finding out about the daily lives of
Vikings, where Vikings came from, where they invaded and
why, what made them such a successful group of people
and what happened to them in the end. We will also be
looking at the difference between primary and secondary
sources.
RE – We will be studying Sikhism and learning about Guru
Nanak, the founder of the religion, Gurdwara – the place of

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