Welcome to Elm Class.

Mrs Watts (Monday to Thursday)

Ms Heath (Friday)

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Homework

General homework

Times Table Guidance:
Most children will be given a laminated tables card. It is best for children to learn them in this order:
1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 4, 8, 6, 7, 9, 12.
* Learn them so they can say them without stopping 1x2 is 2, 2x2 is 4, 3x2 is 6 ….
*Be able to answer questions out of order and in reverse: what is 2x4, 6x2, 9x2, 2x9…?
* Be able to answer division related questions: what is 12÷2, 18÷2, 22÷2…?

Reading:
Please listen to children read as often as possible. You don't need to write a comment every-time, but it's lovely to hear how they are getting on and the books they are enjoying.

28/02/2017

In Elm class we have been working on information texts. The children have been shown how to edit and change a piece of writing from the internet so that the information in the piece can be written in their language and style.
Sophisticated vocabulary can just be changed- e.g. these expensive items could only be afforded by the wealthy- could be changed to- only rich people could afford these.
Really detailed information that children do not really need can be just be crossed out and not used.

Children will be given an example of a piece of text that has been changed so that it could be written in “child-speak “, and a piece of writing on a subject that they wish to write about.
Please encourage the children to change words; neatly cross out sections; reword phrases and generally change the piece of writing. Once this has been completed they can then write this up so that they will be able to write into their information book.
DUE IN MARCH 6th

Children do not have to complete any writing for this week's spelling homework but just learn the spellings.

English

The class book will be: How to train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. This book will be used to inspire the children to write instructions,descriptions, persuasive posters, a non-chronological report and part of a story.
The class will focus on their use of apostrophes and subordinate ( Although he was scared, Hiccup carried on) and relative clauses ( Hiccup, who was scared) carried bravely on.

Mathematics

How long was an average Viking long boat?
How did the Vikings influence our calander?
How did the Anglo- Saxons and Vikings influence our spending?
Investiagte the present population of the Scandinavian countries?
Approximately how many miles did the Vikings travel?

How could you help at home? Use a scale, to work out some of these answers.

Science/Computing

Science - What are the main characteristics of living organisms? How many bones in the human body? What other facts do you know about the human body? What provides energy for a food chain? Circ Beech dig system

Computing – What might you use Publisher or similar software for? How much work goes into creating a leaflet?

How can you help at home? Try to find examples of eye-catching leaflets and other graphic products and decide what makes them effective. Visit the science section of the BBC key stage 2 bitesize website.

Creative Developement

Art – What were the features of a Viking longboat? How do you think such boats were designed.
DT – What is the best shape for a shield?
Which materials would the Vikings of used for making their shield?
Music –Who wrote the Ride of the Valkalries?
Have you heard this piece of music in films and adverts?

How can you help at home? Listen to The Ride of the Valkalries and other music by Wagner. Research this composer

PE & PSEE

PE – What sports did the Vikings play? How did the Vikings train?
PSEE – Think about how we look after ourselves in relation to bodily hygiene.

How can you help at home? Practice throwing, catching and jumping in preparation for participating In the athletics awards (EAA)
Think about daily routines in regard to personal hygiene.

Humanities

History
Who were the Anglo- Saxons and the Vikings? When did the Vikings invade? How do we know they lived here? What do you kow about King Alfred the Great? What happeed in 1066? Geography – Where did the Vikings and Anglo- Saxons originate from?
RE – What is a Gospel? What do the four Gospels tell us about the life of Jesus?

How can you help at home? Try visiting the Ashmolean museum in Oxford or the Corinthian museum in Cirencester. You may decide to walk along part of Offa’s Dyke or go to Odda’s chapel in Deerhurst.

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Class Timetable (Subject to Change)

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
School Begins
Session 1 English English English English Science
Break
Session 2 Maths Maths maths Maths Art/DT
Lunch
Session 3 Maths activities/ computing Topic MFL maths activities RE
Break (KS1 Only)
Session 4 Computing Topic PE Topic PE
School Ends