Autumn Term

This term we will learn about the Ancient Greeks.

As historians, we will learn about how democracy began, ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses, myths and legends. We will also study life in ancient Greece, comparing Sparta and Athens. We learn about the chronology of ancient Greeks, highlighting important events such as the ancient Olympics and the siege of Troy.

As geographers, we will learn to locate Greece on a world map and the surrounding countries, seas and geographical features.

As mathematicians, we will continue to practise and increase our fluency in the areas we have previously learnt during our time at school. This term, we will increase the size of the numbers we work with to at least 1,000,000 - counting backwards and forwards in powers of 10 and rounding these numbers. We will finish learning about Roman numerals by being able to recognise numbers (including years) in the thousands. We extend our knowledge of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) by using standard methods with numbers up to 4-digits. We learn about prime numbers. Our knowledge of fractions is increased through working with numbers that have denominators that are multiples of the same number; converting mixed numbers and improper fractions; and beginning to learn to multiply mixed numbers and proper fractions. We build on perimeter and area work undertaken in Year 4 by extending this into composite shapes made up of multiple squares or oblongs. Our knowledge of angles is futhered through drawing and measuring angles and using our knowledge of the rules of angles to solve problems.

As artists, we will be creating pieces of artwork relating to ancient Greece, using paint, pen and ink, textiles and print

As Spanish linguists, we will learn numbers up to and beyond 100. We will recap previous learning, using our phonics and alphabet. We will also study the time and telling the time.

As readers, we will study a variety of myths and legends relating to ancient Greeks. We will read about important Greek events such as the siege of Troy, the birth of democracy and the modern geography of Greece.

As writers, we will write our own Greek myth, extended historical narrative and also recount the siege of Troy. We will also write a persuasive piece on why to visit modern Greece. As part of our Christmas writing we looked at the Christmas story from the viewpoint of the innkeeper.

As scientists, we will be looking at properties of materials such as: filtering, evaporation, whether a material is soluble or insoluble; as well as learning to work scientifically.

As citizens, will learn about democracy as well as learning about different charities,

As theologians, we will learn about the Christian faith and symbols, as well as Christian ceremonies.

As computer users, we will look at internet safety and the importance of staying safe online. We will look at coding through creating our own interactive games. We will look at data handling creating our own bar charts.

As designers, we will design and create our own Christmas bags.

As musicians, we will explore music linked to Ancient Greece. We will learn about modes, scales and arpeggios. We will listen to music by Classical composers such as Mozart. We will extend our knowledge of notation and signs and symbols used in music through our recorder work and will start to develop an understanding of styles and genres.

As sports people, we will improve our hand-eye co-ordination and court presence through learning the basic skills of Badminton. We will continue to develop a broader range of skills within floor work. Learning how to link balances and floor work to create a sequence of movement. We will also start to understand the importance of positional discipline in Netball and how communicating is an essential part of team sport. We will further develop awareness of how tactics can be implemented into team sport and the advantage you could gain on your opponents.