Jamaica and Greece Class: Our Learning
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Welcome to Year 5, the children have settled really well already into their new classes and have had a great first week back.
This term we have the Explorer Dome on Friday 13th to learn about the solar system and about the some of the Greek myths linked to some of the constellations.
We will also be having a 'Meet and Greek' afternoon on Thursday 17th October where the children will get an opportunity to share their learning with their parents and carers.
Term 1 Learning
In Term 1 we are learning about Ancient Greece! What did they believe in? Why were they so important to today's culture? How were their Olympics similar to ours? How did Athens and Sparta differ and who would win in a battle?!
In our English lessons we are looking at some Greek myths: Icarus and Daedalus and Theseus and the Minotaur. So far the children are really enjoying these myths and will be using the ideas to help them create their own Greek myth. We will then be looking at non-chronological reports where the children will get the opportunity to create their own mythical creature. Finally we will be finishing the term debating and writing some balanced discussions
In Maths, we have started looking at place value up to a million and then we will be applying this knowledge to our writing methods for addition and subtraction.
Our History learning will be focused around Ancient Greece, we will be learning about their gods, democracy and how we use the evidence we have today to learn about the past.