Year 5 Summer Term
What are we reading in Year 5 this term?
Please find below the Year 5 Summer Curriculum Statement, detailing what we will be learning about this term.
This term Year 5 have begun their new vehicle text ‘The Lost Book of Adventure.’ They are writing a Survival Guide – we cannot wait to share some examples of our final draft with you on our class page.
This week, we have been exploring the relationship between perimeter and area in Year 5.
Art and Design
We have started our History topic this term about Ancient Greece. During the first few lessons, we studied the geography of Greece and identified how these features affect people living in Greece: mountainous landscape with lack of flat land for farming and its long coastline, which helped to develop great sailors and boatbuilders .
We then explored the concept of democracy, that was first introduced in Athens by Cleisthenes, by joining two Greek words ‘demos’ meaning people and ‘kratos’ meaning power. We learned about how new laws were passed in Athens and even acted out our own ‘assembly’ where the children voted whether or not to pass new laws – not without lots of chatter about them in the class ‘agora’!
Our most recent lessons, we learned about the Golden Age of Athens and the Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta, as well as a lesson all about using evidential thinking to decide whether there is any truth in the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur.
Have a look at our wonderful Spanish display outside our classroom. The children loved creating their own items of clothing to hang on the washing line. They demonstrated their knowledge of vocabulary for clothing and making sure adjectives agree with the noun.