Autumn Term – Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece is such an exciting topic for the children to begin year 5 with. The children will explore the geography of Greece today, thinking about the impact of tourism. They will explore democracy and compare the city states of Sparta and Athens and investigate how historians find out about the past. Our class book this term will be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, an exciting adventure based around the Greek Gods.
In year 5, we expect the children to be reading daily and encourage them to take out one non-fiction and one fiction book from the library as well as their school reading book. We would encourage you to still read with your child and to discuss and talk about the books to help encourage your child to be enthused about reading.
Spellings will be available on the school website on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. The results will be recorded in the back of the learning log. Please encourage your child to put the words into sentences and to look up the meaning of the word in a dictionary.
In year 5, we build upon the skills learned before and we would encourage the children to keep taking part in Times Table Rock stars as a way of keeping the rapid recall of their times tables fresh.
PE bags need to be brought in on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. PE will take place on a Monday and a Wednesday.
Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school. This can be refilled from the class sink or outside at break-time.
Homework will be given out on a Thursday and expected to be returned the following Wednesday (unless otherwise specified). The homework will alternate between the Learning logs and MyMaths.
We are looking forward to a brilliant year,
Mrs Reed and Ms Kelly