Class Teacher - Miss Knott
Teaching Assistant - Catherine
This term we will be basing the majority of our work on the book 'Who Let the God's Out?' by Maz Evans. This book follows the life of a twelve year old boy, Elliott, who gets involved in an adventure with some Greek Gods. We will read the text together and use various chapters for comprehension exercises. We will also write newspaper reports, factual reports, persuasive texts and some narrative writing inspired by the ideas from the book. There will be plenty of drama opportunities too.
In term 2 we will focus on fraction work putting the number work from the first term into practice. We will use concrete materials to consolidate our understanding of fractions and will learn to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages as well as to calculate using fractions. We will also do some work on geometry focusing on the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, measuring, drawing and calculating angles using protractors and translating and reflecting shapes.
This term we will be focussing on biological sciences, first looking at how animals are classified and moving on to look at humans and changes from birth to Old Age.
Our topic this term is Ancient Greeks. Each student will produce a project based on the Ancient Greeks looking at daily life, childhood, travel, beliefs, myths and legends and housing. We will continue to consider the role of archaeologists and how we can build an understanding of past civilisations based on primary evidence as well as research using books and the internet.
We will make art works inspired by Ancient Greek Artefacts using a range of techniques and resources. we will use clay to make Greek Style pots and experiment with ways of decorating them.
Working in groups, we will continue to develop swimming skills and build up speed and stamina by improving technique.