Welcome to Year 5's learning page!
Welcome to Ancient Greece... This term, we will be delving into a world which is surrounded with magic, mythology and monsters! We will discover heroes, heroines and evil beings...
Our author of the Term will be Maz Evans, we will be reading her book 'Who let the Gods out?' as our class story, learning all about what Elliott gets up to when Zeus, Virgo and Hermes suddenly drop on his doorstep!
Ancient Greek Day
On 27th September, we fully immersed ourselves in Ancient Greece by travelling back in time! One of the most fabulous parts of the day was meeting Richard from the History Squad (but we all knew that he was ACTUALLY a Spartan sent forwards in time to teach us!). He talked about fierce battle techniques, the clothing they wore, how Spartan children were educated and, best of all, how to use their weapons and armour: we held the sword and tried the armour on - it was heavy! Another activity we did, was a modern version of the Ancient Greek Olympics: The Olympics! However, we did not take part in the infamous Pankration for logistical reasons... And, while we weren't learning about bloody battles or winning powerfully at sports, we took time to be leisurely (like the Athenians), making tsatziki and pitta chips and crafting great pieces of art! It was a fun-filled day and we certainly found it hard adjusting back to the modern day.
Design and Technology! This was the opportunity for Year 5 to learn all about the DT process: Research, Design, Make, Evaluate. Our design brief was to make a Greek Salad. It had to be appealing to look at, have a tasty balance of flavours, be filling, be easy to eat, be served in a shallow bowl and be prepared safely.. Take a look at the pictures to see how you think we did?
This term, we have been recapping our place value knowledge and extending this to numbers up to and including a million. We have revisited Roman Numerals as well as rounding and our confidence has really grown in both of these areas. After place value, we moved on to addition and subtraction strategies including mental and written methods before applying our understanding to a range of problems
In English, we have looked at a range of Ancient Greek Myths and used these as inspiration for creating our own horrible beasts and myths which we published in an anthology. We then moved on to taking part in a debate about the education of Spartan children and then wrote these ideas in a formal balanced argument. We have been focusing on using correct punctuation this term and we are so proud of the children for all their hard work.