Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Elm Class

When you are practicing your spellings each day, you may want to choose a different or more exciting way of practicing them! Opposite is a spelling menu for you to choose some ideas from!

Elm Class Learning 1st April

Happy Wednesday everyone, you are nearly there! Almost time for a well-deserved break! 😊

Spellings: Practice using the spelling menu of ‘I before e, except after c words’.

Grammar: Can you write down as many subordinate conjunctions as you can remember? Can you write a sentence about an activity around the house using a subordinate and a main clause?
E.G: While I was playing football in the garden, the sun was shining.
If you need to recap this, see the video I have attached!

English: Can you finish your newspaper article, including your conclusion paragraph? This may be a summary of what is now going to happen in Little Weirwold, now that the war has been announced. After this, go back through your newspaper article- can you edit it? Could you add anything else to make it even better- look back at our Blitz example for ideas! Last but not least, give your newspaper a headline! Could you use alliteration, rhyme or a pun?

Arithmetic: Finding percentages of amounts.

Maths: L.O- I can answer word problems on fractions, decimals and percentages. I have uploaded to the class webpage, an activity on percentages, including using percentages within word problems for Year 6 and an activity on decimals and percentages for Year 5, using your problem solving skills. Only complete up to what you feel confident in completing, this task is to round off everything we have done on fractions, decimals and percentages.

History- I have decided to not carry on with the R.E at the moment, as it may prove difficult without some explanation. So, today I would like you research the events of Pearl Harbour and why this was an important event during WW2. Make some notes on what you find, can you explain these to another member of your household? Can you tell them something they didn’t know before?

Additional: Daily mile around your garden, reading for 20 mins, Joe Wicks P.E session, something from your self- care list you would like to do!

Thank you for all of your hard work,
Miss Coates.

Home Learning Archive

Our topic this term: Take one picture

This half term in
Elm Class, we are going to go on a journey to experience what life was like in
World War 2, led by our ‘Take one picture’ topic, in which the children were
given a propaganda poster from the time, encouraging soldiers to join the army
in the war effort! We are going to become evacuees for the day and experience
what it was like for a child growing up during these difficult times and look
at the key events that happened during the war! We have also turned our reading
corner into an air raid shelter to make sure we are prepared!

In English, we are
going to be reading Goodnight Mr Tom, by Michelle Magorian, following the
journey of an evacuee and his new life in the countryside. The story takes us
from the declaration of war and shows us what struggles people faced during the
time. This fantastic book will lead our writing into creating diary entries,
letters and newspaper articles over the term!

Our Geography will
take us on adventure across the country, looking at diary entries from evacuees
at the time and comparing the cities and urban environments they were evacuated
from, to the rural locations they came to stay for safety. We will look at a
real- life diary entry of a young girl, who was evacuated from London and came
to stay near Mundford!

History will take
us along the timeline of the war from how the war began, to key events such as
the Blitz and D-day. As part of this fantastic topic, we will be taking a trip
to the Imperial War museum in London to find out even more about life during the

In Art, we will be
getting creative with our colour mixing skills and creating sunset silhouette
paintings, depicting the skyline of London during the Blitz and using our
sketching and shading skills to create portraits of soldiers, inspired by artist
L.S Lowry, a war artist.

In Maths, we will
also be using our money, measurement and arithmetic skills to understand food
rationing and rationed recipes from the war. In Science, we will be looking at
how light was used strategically to help defeat the enemy, including looking at
how blackouts were used and we will also be looking at properties of materials
and creating our own Anderson shelters!

It’s going to be a
great term, full of interesting learning. Elm Class: if you have any family
links to the war, please bring in a picture or a story; it would be great to
add these to a display!

End of year expectations for Year 6