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Year 5
Topic: “The Ancient Greeks”
Summer Term I, Year 2014/2015
This half term, Year 5 will be learning through the topic, “The Ancient Greeks”. Below is a summary of what your child will be covering in each subject, with suggested activities you could do to
support the work done in school.
English:
Maths:
Science:
ICT:
Our ideas for our writing will come from reading and
talking about....
Maths topics:
Forces
We will be investigating....
Computer Games and Coding
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Fraction/Decimals/Percentages
Decimal numbers and their use in context.
Descriptions of characters using adjectives.
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Building appropriate pace and tension in stories
using literary techniques.
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Myths, Legends & Fables from Ancient
Greece.
Non-fiction texts about Ancient Greece.
Equivalent fraction, simplifying fractions,
cancelling fractions, fractions of quantities.
Percentages of amounts and percentage
increase and decrease in prices.
Solving “real life” problems involving addition
& subtraction, both written and mental
methods.
Rewriting myths and legends.
Identifying and using powerful verbs and
adverbs.
Identifying and using metaphorical language
Correct use of speech marks.
Identifying and using correctly; possessive “s”,
(‘s) and plurals of nouns.
 Parents please would you:
Talk to your child about metaphorical
language, idioms, etc.
Talk to your child about using possessive
“s” and the correct pluralisation of nouns.
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Encourage your children to learn the x tables,
(up to 12 x 12), if they have not done so
already.
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Gravity
Air resistance
Parents please would you:
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Talk to your child about how forces are
involved in everyday life.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/
http://www.channel4learning.com/support/websites/science.html
Other:
From Easter to Pentecost
PE: Games: Rugby
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Identifying how life in Ancient Greece was
different from today and from other times in
the past.
Contributions the Ancient Greeks gave to the
world in the fields of; Science, Maths,
Government, (Democracy), Architecture, etc.
Parents please would you:
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Discuss the forthcoming General
Election with your child.
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Discuss the impact the Ancient Greeks
have had on the modern world.
Art/Design:
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Using materials to create a variety of
Greek artefacts, eg, vases, using clay,
theatre masks using papier mache.
Paintings of Ancient Greek gods and
mythological creatures.
Pentecost inspired artwork.
Parents please would you:
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Allow your child to extract information
from websites approved by you.
http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml
R.E:
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Using “Kodable” and “Tynker” to write
applications and games.
Use “Espresso” to find information.
Take photos using digital cameras.
Research using internet websites.
Basic programming.
Use mental maths in everyday activities, e.g.,
shopping.
We will be:
Reading about and drawing maps of Ancient
Greece.
Skills and Techniques
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History/Geography:
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We will focus on pupils reviewing computer games
and attempting to write some of their own.
Buoyancy
Weight
Parents please would you:
Friction, including using Newton meters.
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The structure of the New Testament.
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The lives of some Saints, eg, St Peter or St
Paul and how they allowed the Holy Spirit to
guide/change them.
How the Holy Spirit changes people’s actions
and sometimes lives.
Parents please would you:
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Homework:
 Ensure your child has the correct PE kit in
school. Each item must be clearly labelled with
your child’s name. PE kits remain in school for
the duration of the half term.
 PE lessons this half term are on Wednesdays,
although PE lessons can occur on any day of the
week, especially if the Wednesday session has
been cancelled.
Encourage your child to pray at home.
Encourage your child to go to mass on Sunday.
Discuss God in 3 forms; The Father, The Son
and The Holy Spirit.
Music
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Personal, Social & Health Education.
Composing patterns and rhythms.
Learning songs for performances.
Reading musical notation.
“Going for Goals.”
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This theme provides opportunities for
children to reflect on themselves as
individuals, particularly their strengths
as learners and how they learn most
effectively.
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Children have reading homework every
night. Please sign the reading record
when your child has finished reading
their book.
Spelling tests from the spelling lists are
normally tested on Fridays.
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Multiplication tables are tested
regularly.
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A written piece of homework, (usually a
comprehension), is given weekly.
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