After a refreshing Christmas break it’s so nice to welcome you back to Year 5! Last term was very busy and successful and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parents and families for all your continued support, particularly during our busy Christmas period and our amazing Christmas Concert.
Our topic this term is ‘Groovy Greeks’, which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We will explore this exciting period of history and how the ancient Greeks have impacted our lives today. The children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of cross-curricular activities, here is a taster of what they will be learning about:
- Designing and making Greek shields
- Mythological Creatures
- Life of a soldier and military tactics
- The Battle Of Marathon
- Perseus and the Minotaur
- Athens and Sparta
During Literacy this term we will be focusing on our topic ‘Groovy Greeks’. This will allow for a variety of interesting writing opportunities, giving us the opportunity to explore comparative reports, persuasive letters, descriptive writing, story writing and newspaper articles.
In Maths this term we will be learning about:
- Recall quickly multiplication and division facts for all times tables.
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
- Mental and written calculations for everyday situations involving all four operations
It is clear we have an exciting term ahead!