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Torak Class

Welcome to Torak Class!


Class Teachers: Mrs Kilshaw and Mrs Puzas

Teaching Assistant: Ms Saint



Our topic for the autumn term is: Invasion



In the Invasion project, we will explore the effects of the Roman withdrawal and the chronology and geography of subsequent invasions. We will study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in detail, examining their reasons for invading, their settlements and their everyday life. We will also look at monasteries and the Anglo-Saxon legacy. We will consider how we know about life in this period and investigate the Sutton Hoo ship burial. We will learn about Athelstan, an Anglo-Saxon king, and what happened after his death, before ending the project by learning about the Norman invasion of 1066.


We will be reading "The Saga of Erik the Viking" by Terry Jones.



This is the tale of a Viking warrior by the name of Erik. But Erik is no ordinary Viking. With his trusty band of men he sets sail in search of the land where the sun goes at night – but he finds much more! The Sea Dragon, Dogfighters and giants combine to make his voyage a great saga of thrilling adventures.

Written by Terry Jones, most famous for his membership of the Monty Python team, this is a wonderful tale, expertly spun, which won the Children’s Book Award.


In Autumn 1, we will also be learning:

English - fiction and non-fiction writing

Maths - Place value; Addition and subtraction

Science - Food and the digestive system

Art - Warp and weft

D&T - Fresh food, good food

PSHE - Being me in my world




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