St Thomas CE Primary School – Year 5 Autumn Term 1 and 2 Homework Grid (Topic: Ancient Greece) 1 point 2 points Write out the Ancient Greek alphabet then choose 5 English words and write them in Ancient Greek. Write a poem about the solar system or one of the planets/ the Sun in particular. Keep a moon diary for a month using the template I give you. Write your own mnemonic to remember the planets in the solar system. E.g. said = sausages are in danger. Creative Development Based on your research, create a postcard for the Greek Tourist Board displaying several different aspects of Ancient Greece. Design a picture to put on a plate that displays an aspect of life in 2014 so the historians in the future can discover what life was like in the 21st century. Personal, Social and Emotional Think of 6 targets that you want to achieve by the end of Year 5. Reading Challenge Think of an alternative title for the book you are reading and design an alternative book cover. Communication, Language and Literacy Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy Knowledge and Understanding of the World 3 points 4 points 5 points 6 points Imagine you are stood on The Ancient Greeks loved Write a newspaper article Write a myth set in Ancient one of the 7 other planets going to the theatre. recounting the first moon Greece. Use the features in the solar system and Write a play script landing. Ensure you include of a myth e.g.: mythical have to describe what it is (either a comedy or a all the relevant features: creatures, good vs. evil, like to NASA. Do research tragedy.) photo, caption, heading, bybattles, heroes, Greek first to make sure the line, 5w’s, quotation etc. gods. description is accurate and use all the senses. You will earn 1 point every time you bring in your maths homework. You will earn 1 point every time you either achieve full marks in the weekly maths test or improve on your previous week’s result. Research the effects space has on your body. Complete a labelled diagram of the body explaining the effects clearly. Read a Greek myth & produce a comic-strip of the story. Research what it was like for children growing up in Ancient Greece and write a report on it. Write a set of instructions titled ‘How to Care for a _______’ selecting the pet (e.g. dog, cat, hamster, horse, fish) of your choice. You don’t have to own the animal (better if you don’t but do research instead.) Read the interviews (collect from blue tray) with the 6 people who do different jobs then answer the questions. Read a non-fiction book then present 5 things that you have learnt from reading the book on a poster. Learn a poem by heart and recite it to me. You have noticed that one of your friends regularly steals sweets from the local newsagents. Write a letter to them to persuade them to stop. Give plenty of thought out reasons. Write a character description of the main character in the book you are reading. Make a model or collage or draw/paint a picture of the solar system. Point Target – at least ________ points. (You must complete at least 1 activity from each row). Find out what it was like for slaves in Ancient Greece. Imagine you are a slave and write a diary entry describing your day/week. Invent your own Greek god. Draw them and then write a description of their powers, appearance and what they were in charge of e.g. the god of thunder. Write a story about peer pressure. Write in first person. Must be at least 1 and ½ to two sides of A4. Write an alternative ending to the book that you are reading. Create an information book about Ancient Greek homes. Include floor plans and drawings and comparisons between the homes of the rich and poor. Write a funny song/rap in the style of “Horrible Histories” relating To any aspect of Ancient Greek life. Don’t forget to think of a tune and create actions to go with the song. Make a ‘How to Stay Safe’ leaflet for younger children. Include headings: staying safe at home, staying safe out and about, staying safe at night, staying safe near water and staying safe on the road. Choose a theme then select and arrange poems into an anthology based on that theme.