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Welcome to Long Mynd Class!


Teacher: Miss Maja Janson

Teaching Assistants: Miss Tammie Storey, Mr Conor Hubbard and Miss Claire Deacon.

Welcome to Long Mynd class!


It seems the children are as excited about the sunshine and warmer weather as I am, which is great as I am hoping to spend a lot more time outdoors this term!

We are moving on from the fantastic topic The Spice Route with much more knowledge about Asia, spices, trade, travel, Marco Polo and our favourite: the Tudors.

Our new Topic is if possible even more exciting, as we will explore Miss Janson's ancestors! 

(Find out more below!)



Highlights from the end of Spring/start of Summer:


Our Tudor Field Work and visit to Shrewsbury town centre.

We had a lovely walk around Shrewsbury doing some Tudor-spotting! 

We are blessed to live in a town with over 600 listed buildings, and there are traces of the Tudors around every corner - as long as you know where to look!


Our Map-skills visit to Attingham Park!

The children thoroughly impressed with their map-reading skills and knowledge of the 8 points of a compass. After finding our way around the park we had a reward play in the field. 



Now, without further ado, let me introduce this term's topic:


Buried Treasure

-The Vikings-


The Vikings is a topic very close to my heart and I cannot wait to share my enthusiasm with the Long Mynd class! In D and T we will be building Viking Longboats and in Art we will learn how to embroider our names in runes. We will have a heavy focus on History and the life of Vikings, but we will also have time for some Geography - where we will explore the stunning Scandinavia:






We will familiarise ourselves with who the Vikings were, how they lived and why they started to travel the world. What did a typical Viking day look like?

What made their boats so amazing?

What were their houses like? What did they eat? How did they dress?




We have started looking at fractions this term and even though some children found them tricky to begin with, we are really stating to find our feet (and confidence!) 

This Summer term we will also cover:

  • Time
  • Properties of shape
  • Mass and capacity



Our English this term is closely linked with our theme: Buried Treasure and the Vikings.

In our first writing cycle of the term we will write a short fictional narrative and we are taking inspiration from Nordic tales that I grew up with: 


Our second writing cycle will be poetry and finally we will do a Viking themed recount. 



Important Information

- PE this term is every Monday and Thursday.

The PE focus this term is rounders and cricket!

- Forest school will be on Thursday afternoons.

- After school clubs are on a Tuesday (rounders) and Thursday (forest school club).

- Remember to bring your home link books and reading books to school everyday.

- Weekly spellings to be learned at home as well as in school - spelling test every Friday.






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