This half term, we will be learning about forces. We will cover surface friction, air resistance, water resistance and gravity. We will learn about how pulleys, gears and levers change the effect of forces to assist us with our work.
We will also learn about the discoveries of some famous Ancient Greek scientists.
In English, we will be studying Ancient Greek fables and Ancient Greek myths and legends. We will be reading fictional stories based in Ancient Greek times and non-fiction texts about Ancient Greece to practise our comprehension skills. For spellings, we will consolidate the patterns we learned in Years 3 and 4.
In Maths, we are starting by consolidating and extending our knowledge of place value to 5 digit numbers. We are going to be reading, writing, comparing and rounding 5 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. We will also be having some really exciting lessons indoors. 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.