Explorer Class

Welcome Explorer Class! 

In Explorer Class, we believe learning should be fun, interactive and child-led. Each Half Term we study a new learning experience. This means that all our lessons are cross-curricular and are always centred around the learning experience of the Half Term. We believe this is the best way for children to learn because it enables them to fully immerse in a topic. We also always have a role play area which is created and changed regularly by the class to sit alongside our learning experience.

Explorer Class also love to learn outside where we have a sandpit, small world area and growing area. We aim to build children's confidence and give children a love of learning.

We are learning

Spring Term  2

This term's topic is 'Raiders and Invaders'. We will focus on developing our chronological knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking struggle for the Kingdom of England until the time of King Alfred. We will look into fashions and goods of the Saxons and Vikings.

In Design and Technology, we will be using our design skills to plan and build a Viking Boat. We will also explore Sutton Hoo and study Ancient Runes.

In English, we will be looking at the story of King Arthur and the Round Table. We will use this legend to inspire our own mythological writing and to develop our grammar skills. 

In Science, we will be investigating, through practical experiments, how the Saxons and Vikings stored food and made butter. 


In PHSE, we will be continue using Jigsaw to learn about how to keep ourselves healthy.


How you can help at home?

Supporting your son to know their Times Tables will help their mental fluency and recall. You could also support them to research key facts about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings to consolidate their learning in school. 


Debbie Jones - PA to Head Teacher  


North Cheriton




Telephone 01963 33234

Charity number: 310218