In English, we will be studying Aesop’s fables and Ancient Greek myths and legends. Children will write their own fable and also their own Ancient Greek myth. We will read Theseus and the Minotaur in our reading sessions. We will be reading a fictional story based in Ancient Greek times — Mission to Marathon by Geoffrey Trease - in our class reading time. We will revise the key punctuation and look in more depth at fronted adverbials.
In Maths, we are starting by consolidating and extending our knowledge of place value. We are going to be reading, writing, comparing and rounding 6 digit numbers. We will also cover addition and subtraction, and finish off the half term by looking at statistics.
In our topic, ‘It’s all Greek to me!’ we are going to be looking at the Ancient Greek way of life and the impact it has had on our lives today. We will be looking at Greek ideas of democracy and the differences between Athens and Sparta and different groups in society. We will be making our own clay pots in the style of the Ancient Greek pots that have given us so much information about their way of life.
In Autumn 1, we will be refining our ball skills as we learn to play netball. In our indoor PE lessons, we will be learning self-defence. Our PE lessons will be on Thursday afternoons so please ensure you have your kit in school. Remember your kit needs to be labelled and suitable for indoor and outdoor P.E.
Meriden C of E Primary School, Fillongley Road, Meriden CV7 7LW
In Science, we will be learning about forces. We will also learn about the inventions of the Greek physicist and mathematician, Archimedes. Our work on forces will involve investigating gravity, friction, air and water resistance and also levers, pulleys and gears.