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Olympics/Ancient Greece

I can hardly believe that we are in half term 6 already! The final countdown! Although this is the last half term of the academic year, we still have lots of work to do. Throughout the next half term, we will be continuing to plug any gaps that have arisen over the last year as well as prepare the children for their transition into Year 6.


Our topic is The Olympics/Ancient Greece. Throughout the topic we will be learning about Greek Gods and Goddesses, Olympics through the ages from the very first to the upcoming, government in ancient Greece, Athens/Sparta, famous Olympians and week 4 will be dedicated to Greek food. The children will research, price up, purchase the products to make and make the dishes they have chosen, the money you have kindly donated will go towards the purchase of the food for this mini project. In DT we will be investigating Bridges/Structures.


This terms topic is ……..

Our topic is The Olympics/Ancient Greece and is a history/DT based topic. Over the half term our learning objectives will be:


  • Know about a period of history that has strong connections to their locality and understand the issues associated with the period.
  • Know how the lives of wealthy people were different from the lives of poorer people during this time



  • To explore ways in which pillars and beams are used to span gaps.
  • To explore ways in which trusses can be used to strengthen bridges.
  • To explore ways in which arches are used to strengthen bridges
  • To understand how suspension bridges are able to span long distances
  • To develop criteria and design a prototype bridge for a purpose.
  • To analyse and evaluate products according to design criteria.
  • be both hygienic and safe in the kitchen
  • know how to prepare a meal by collecting the ingredients in the first place
  • know which season various foods are available for harvesting



Maths half termly objectives:

  • complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.

Ma5/3.2a    identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations


Ma5/3.2b    know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles


Ma5/3.2c    draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (o)


Ma5/3.2d    identify:

  • angles at a point and 1 whole turn (total 360o)
  • angles at a point on a straight line and half a turn (total 180o)
  • other multiples of 90o

Ma5/3.2e    use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles

Ma5/3.2f    distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles

Ma5/3.3a    identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed

English half termly objectives:

En5/3.3a    Plan their writing by:

  • identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own
  • noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary
  • in writing narratives, considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed
  • En5/3.3b    Draft and write by:
  • selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning
  • in narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action
  • précising longer passages
  • using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
  • using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader
  • En5/3.3c    Evaluate and edit by:
  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing
  • proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning
  • ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing
  • ensuring correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural, distinguishing between the language of speech and writing and choosing the appropriate register
  • En5/3.3d    proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
  • En5/3.3e    perform their own compositions, using appropriate intonation, volume, and movement so that meaning is clear
  • En5/3.4a    develop their understanding of the concepts set out in Appendix 2 by:
  • recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms
  • using passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence
  • using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
  • using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
  • using modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
  • using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (ie omitted) relative pronoun
  • learning the grammar for years 5 and 6 in Appendix 2
  • En5/3.4b    indicate grammatical and other features by:
  • using commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing
  • using hyphens to avoid ambiguity
  • using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
  • using semicolons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses
  • using a colon to introduce a list
  • punctuating bullet points consistently


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