Year 5

Groovy Greeks 


To kick start our learning in year 5, we will be getting to know all of the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses! We will be learning all about their characters and personalities as we dive into their lives on top of Mount Olympus and begin to write their diaries... What does Zeus really think of his sons' and daughters' antics? What do those Gods get up to all day? Is Pegasus really a noble stead or is it all an act? 


We will be using our Talk for Writing structures to help us construct a well written diary full of ambitious vocabulary, empathy, appropriate punctuation and well informed content from our History lessons. 


Monday - Grammar/Reading comprehension  (to be submitted by Wednesday).

Wednesday – Maths (to be submitted by Friday).

Friday – Writing / Reading Activity (to be submitted by Monday).  


This half term we will be using our inspire Maths to embed our knowledge of place value. We will be building upon what we learnt in Year 4 to gain more confidence with the number system so that we are able to manipulate numbers well and use what we know to tackle some complex puzzles and problems!



Extra Practise!

It would be fantastic if all children could regularly play educational games online. Here are some great sites to try:

BBC Science Challenges

BBC Grammar Challenges

BBC Maths Challenges


Grammar Skill Games

Top Marks Maths Games

ICT Games

Even more games!



In science we will be learning about Properties and changes of materials. 

We will be carrying out lots of investigative work this half term in order to learn about: dissolving, magnetism, conductivity and irreversible changes! We will be putting our fair test skills to work to ensure that the results we gain in our practical work are reliable and true! 


In theme we will be learning all about the Ancient Greeks. We will find out what life was like in Ancient Greek times, who the Gods were and how important they were to the Ancient Greeks, what they did for us and how our lives are still shaped by important discoveries and inventions from Ancient Greek times! 

Our focus in RE this half term will be exploring how and why Christians read the Bible.  We will also look at special scriptures and books in other world faiths.

As part of PSHE we will be thinking about 'What if life was like a playground?' This  theme will allow us to think about rules, rights and responsibilities in life, about our values and relationships with others. 


 Learning Logs

Due on Tuesday 3rd September 

Your child received a 'learning log'  just before the holidays.  The tasks in the 'learning log' are due to be completed in time for the new theme so that your children come into school ready to delve into a new theme with a good basic knowledge already! 



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