Wonder, Believe, Shine & Achieve - Welcome!
This term, we are focussing on the Classical Golden Age of Ancient Greece (500BC to 323BC) which marked the height of Ancient Greek civilisation and power. We will investigate the city states of Athens and Sparta, warfare and seamanship, everyday life, beliefs, culture, and through Greek mythology, some of the key events and individuals from this period. We will also consider the continuing legacy of Ancient Greece and its influence.
Class readers for this term are:
The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary
Greek Myths by Marcia Williams
In Tinkology, we will solve the problem of how to fire missiles using catapults.
Through art, the children will create their own masks to resemble Medusa.
Our mission statements of 'wonder', 'believe, 'shine' and 'achieve' will be reflected in our RE topics of Ourselves, Life Choices and Hope.
Each week every child will be expected to complete:
- Two pieces of homework (literacy and numeracy) which will be given out on a Monday and expected back the following Monday.
- 20 minutes reading every night with a comment or reflection by the child in their reading record.
- 10 minutes numeracy skills every night (MathsWatch and Espresso websites).
Finally, a list of websites have been recommended for the children to use at home for further study of any subjects covered in class (any passwords required have been issued).