Our topic in Emerald class for the Spring term is going to be Invaders. Where did the Vikings and Anglo Saxons come from? Where did they invade and settle? How do we know about them? We will work on time lines, map work, completing a quiz, and creative writing exercises. We will begin to appreciate why the Vikings/Anglo-Saxons were successful and to empathise with the people of Britain who experienced invasion. We will learn about the beliefs and weapons of the Viking warriors, the design of their longships and about famous Viking leaders and explorers. Construct your own Viking shield and longships.
In English we will look at the book SkyHawk by Gill Lewis where the children will be able to discover what could happen and show off their writing skills. Throughout this term we will be looking at editing and improving our work through ambitious vocabulary and use of conjunctions to make compound sentences. . Understanding the importance of sentence structure and the use of punctuation to develop the atmosphere in your writing. We will be concentrating on spelling by adding prefixes /suffixes and common high frequency words.
In Maths we will be concentrating on number looking at place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will deepen our learning through real life multi -step problems and use our reasoning skills to show what methods we could use. We will also be developing our understanding of shape and measure and fractions and decimals.
In Science we will be looking at recognising that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. To be able to explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
In P.E. we will be concentrating on rugby, football and gymnastics. Making sure we concentrate on the skills of each sport. We will be going on our residential to Delamere at the end of January where we will be building shelters and exploring the natural environment of the forest. We will also be going on a trip to Newcastle Under-Lyme College for STEM week where science will come t life through engineering.
Through art and D&T the children will create their own jewellery which relates to Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. The children will also try and create their own settlements which show what life was like in that era.