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Welcome to Year 5

On this page we aim to share the exciting learning that takes place in Year 5.

Please see dates on the school website or on Parent Pay for educational visits, class assemblies and whole school events.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Currie, Miss Obiago, Miss Kaur and Mrs Faiz-Madhavi

What are we learning in Spring Term?

Our topic for the Spring term is ‘Groovy Greeks. Pupils will explore why Ancient Greece has had such a long and dramatic legacy as well as working as history detectives to piece together the fragments from the past.  The main focus of the topic will be:

 

  • ideas, beliefs, attitudes (especially the role of women);
  • way of life (contrasting Athens with Sparta and grasping that ideas flourished in a society where there were so many slaves to do the hard work!);
  • achievements in a range of disciplines so that pupils are aware of the heights they scaled compared to other societies at the time;
  • legacy more than just influence on today but on other periods as well (e.g. Victorians and Tudors).

 

As young geographers, children will explore why Greece is a peninsula and how this could have affected their outcomes in warfare with opposing empires. They will explore what citizenship looked like in Greece through exploring the characteristics of the different polis (states).  

Homework

Homework will be given out on Monday and be due back the following Monday.

Maths homework will comprise of an arithmetic task, linked to the number facts or times tables focus of our lessons for that week; exercises linked to what we are learning in class will be available on Mathletics and a reasoning task will be included to help children to employ some of the seven key principles of mathematics. The class will share their varying strategies to help them realise how mathematicians can calculate use alternative strategies

English homework will consist of termly spellings that pupils should learn to enter the final of the Year 5 Termly Spelling Bee.  Children should also complete one task every week from their creative curriculum homework grid. In addition to this, children should do at least 20 minutes reading each day at home, making note of the vocabulary they read.

Class Timetables

Please see individual class timetables to see when lessons will be taught. Please ensure children bring their full school P.E. kit (all clearly labelled with their names) to school on these days.

Useful Links and Resources

To learn more about Ancient Greece and visit the British Museum website

Here is a link to Mathletics

The Book Trust's recommended book list

 

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