This term we will be learning all about the incredible Ancient Greeks and how they influenced our lives today. Also, how their geographical environment influenced their lives.
We will investigate the past using clues from what they have left behind, study the British value of democracy and discover the scientific breakthroughs made by the Grecian greats. This will link to our Science units on Space and Forces.
By reading their myths and legends we will find out about their beliefs and interests. We will use these to explore ways of writing different styles of narrative.
Blueberry Class - Year 5
Well done, Blueberries! You're superstars.
Maths focus for this term: - Place Value - Addition and Subtraction - Multiplication and Division - Perimeter and Area
English focus for this term: - Narrative writing: Myths and Legends - Non-Chronological Reports - Adventure Story - Poetry conveying feelings, moods or reflections
Science focus for this term: - Earth and Space - Forces
Reading: Read at least three times each week.
Your number of reads will be added up every week so that we can reward you with a
Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) or Gold (200 reads) badge. Can you collect them all?
Maths: Complete at least three Garage sessions on Times Tables Rockstars each week.
Complete two set tasks on Mathletics. Newly set: Integers on a number line (or Estimate Difference/Split add and subtract)
and Count Forward Patterns
English: Complete set work on Bug Club. Newly set: Word Origins
Spelling: Here are this week's spellings (they are the same as last week's as we still need to practise them) - 27.11.20
We will have a test on Friday to see which ones we still need to practise.
Here are some further spelling lists you could practise:
If you are working at home, use the following activities:
Complete tasks on Mathletics.
Use TTRS daily.
Use a dice (or a number generator on a computer) to create two four digit numbers.
How many exchanges will you need to do to find the total?
Use column addition to work out the sum of the two numbers.
Check your answer with a calculator.
If you got it wrong, find and explain your mistake.
Can you add more than two numbers together using column addition?
Use this BBC Bitesize lesson to revise your subtraction skills: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrtsy9q
See the Science tab.
Write a fact file about one of the planets in our solar system.
Write about which planet in our solar system is your favourite or the most interesting and explain why.
Keep a Moon diary to observe the phases of the Moon.
Learn to sign to our Harvest song (see the sheet further up the webpage on the right).
Learn some more about Alberto Giacometti's art work.
Listen to the Ancient Greek myths on BBC School Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/ks2-ancient-greece/zk73nrd
Follow these links to find resources, activities and games for working at Greater Depth in:
Our learning behaviours are: Make Good Choices, Learn Together, Stay Focused, Be Proud, Show Respect, Never Give Up.
Follow the link to find fun games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics.
Welcome to our Solar System! Check out this NASA website.
You can set up a free and fun language course on your tablet or computer with Duolingo, to really support your language skills: https://www.duolingo.com/
Try this to learn how to Touch Type.
Museum websites offer lots of information about some areas. You could sketch, research and write about a certain historical artifact. You could find out about a historical event and write a diary as though you were there. You could make a timeline of events in a particular historical period.
British Museum - online collection
British Museum - Ancient Greece
Natural History Museum
Here is a riddle that is amazingly from Tiptree in Anglo Saxon times:
Four stick standies
And a wig wag
What do you think it is?