I would like to welcome you all back to school and into your final year of Primary School.
Topic - Ancient Greece
Geography: Locating Greece on maps of Europe and the world using 4 and 6 grid references to locate places and landmarks. Researching and describing the key physical features (mountains, biomes and climate) and human features (econonic activity, trade links and food). To know and identify key city-states on a map of Ancient Greece.
History: To research aspects of life in ancient Greece, identifying where Ancient Greece is on a timeline from 2000BC to present day and some key events in ancient Greek civilisation. The children will look at how ancient Greek civilisation influenced the western world.
Design & Technology: To research how and what ancient Greek and modern day sandals are made from and how they are constructed. Sketching and planning ideas for their own ancient Greek sandal, alongside making a prototype and pattern to enable them to make a well-constructed sandal.
ART: To research the ancient Greek sculptor Myron and to know his famous creation - Discobulous. The children will then study how to sketch a person in motion, before completing their own version of the statue.
Reading - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
This half term our focus text, links to our topic of Ancient Greece. The children will use the VIPER strategies to identify key vocabulary, make predictions and inferences about the story and unusual characters we meet on the way.
English - Greek gods
The children will also look at the Greek god's Zeus and Hades and their interesting lives. The children will research the key events in their lives, from being eaten by their father to becoming king of all the gods and ruler of the Underworld. Children then write a detailed character description.
Maths - Place Value
The children will be focusing on their knowledge of place value for numbers up to 10, 000,000. They will be representing numbers in different pictorial representations, comparing and ordering numbers as well as rounding any number.
Science - Circularatory System
Children will build on their knowledge and understanding of different systems within the body. They will research the parts and functions of the circulatory system. They will focus on how nutrients are transported around the human body. Children will explore how a healthy lifestyle supports the body to function and how different types of drugs affect the body.
RE - The Story of the people of God
The children will learn old testament stories of Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Jacob and Moses. They will also about freedon of choice in the story of the fall, before discussing ways in which people can work together to esablish harmony in their relationships through the story of Cain and Abel