Year 5 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 5
This term our topic is 'Groundbreaking Greeks'
In the Groundbreaking Greeks project, the children will learn about different periods of Greek history, exploring the earliest civilisations, the devastation of the Dark Age and the breakthroughs and developments of the Archaic and Classical periods. They will understand how the geography of Greece affected the development of city states and explore Athens, learning about the structure of the government and society. They will get to know some of the most significant Athenians and understand why Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics were so significant. The children will learn about the leadership of Alexander the Great and discover how ancient Greece became part of the Roman Empire after the Hellenistic period. They will explore how the Romans respected and developed Greek ideas, making them their own and spreading them throughout the Roman Empire. To end the project, the children will decide which was the ancient Greeks' greatest idea, and explore how the legacy of ancient Greece affects their lives today.
We will also be learning about:
Properties and Changes of Materials: In the Properties and Changes of Materials project, children will revisit prior learning about the properties of materials. They will plan and carry out tests to determine the properties of a range of materials. They will use their results to suggest suitable materials for different purposes. They will learn about the property of thermal conductivity and identify materials that are thermal conductors and insulators. They will also learn about the property of solubility and test various materials to discover which are soluble and insoluble. They will find out about heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures and will separate heterogeneous mixtures using sieving and filtration. They will also separate homogeneous mixtures, investigating how to reverse dissolving by evaporation. They will ask scientific questions about separating unusual mixtures and research to find out the answers. They will learn the difference between reversible and irreversible changes and follow instructions to observe the signs of an irreversible change firsthand. They will complete their learning by finding out about materials scientists and their innovative materials.
Exploring the lives of Significant Women in the Old Testament.
In this RE topic we will be learning about how women in the Old Testament inspired others through preaching the Word of God and living out their Christian Values. We will explore the stories of Ruth, Esther, Jochebed and Deborah. We will discuss the inspiring work of Malala.
Linked to our current topic Groundbreaking Greeks the children will develop an understanding of Ancient Greek Period by using primary and secondary sources. They will also investiagte the role of men and women in Ancient Greece and the social hierarachy.
Linked to our current topic Groundbreaking Greeks the children will explore the georgraphical features of Ancient Greece and understand the impact upon Greek Civilisations.
Mix Media: This project teaches children about paper crafts, papermaking and collage techniques, including paper, fabric, mixed media and photo collage. They use their learning to create a final piece of small-scale, mixed media collage.
Architecture: This project teaches children about how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then use this knowledge to design a building with
Being My Best: In this topic we will dicuss the importance of being indepdendent and making the correct choices to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Rounders/Fielding and Net/Wall tennis: In PE we will be developing our team work skills as we progress from learning key skills and applying them within games.
Dancing In The Streets: We will explore the music of Motown in its historical context. Dancing In The Street was written by Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson and
Ivy Jo Hunter. It first became popular in 1964 with Martha And The Vandellas. The track was recorded on the Motown record label and became one of its signature songs.
Game Creator: Within computing the children will be planning and deigning their own interactive game.
Les fetes: The children will talk about events and dates, count to 60 and give commands in French.
For more information on our curriculum, please see the curriculum tab on our homepage.
Pick and Mix
Your child will bring home their Pick and Mix linked to their topic. Pick and Mix projects are suggested activities that help to inspire children beyond the classroom. Each activity provides an opportunity for children to explore their topic further using a number of different skills. When children have finished a project, they can bring this into school where each class will have a designated time to celebrate the learning that has taken place. Projects can stay in school and be displayed on each class’s working wall or can be taken home.
If you have any questions about how to further support your child's learning at home, please contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo or the school office.
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