Year 5 Autumn term 2018 The Ancient Greeks

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.     

Stanley Horowitz

The Ancient Greeks

The Ancient Greeks loved food, art, architecture, philosophy, maths, science and ...fighting when they had to.  Click on the philosopher to visit a site which will tell you more.

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The human body and healthy eating is the topic this term.  Where would you find the humerus in the body?  How many bones are there in the adult skeleton?  What does a healthy lunch consist of?  Click on the healthy heart to visit a brilliant site to answer these questions.

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Two topics will be studied during the autumn term:

1. What does it mean if Christians believe God is holy and loving?

2. What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?


We will be studying Ancient Greek art; reproducing Ancient Greek silhouettes on plates and using clay to create dishes and pots similar to those produced two thousand years ago.

The value this term is Generosity: Bible readings which are relevant to this value are The Widow's mite and The Good Samaritan.



We will be reading 'I am David', during the first half of the term.  We will be using it as a basis for our comprehension and writing activities.  Please read the blurb to find out what the story is about.

am David is a 1963 novel by Anne Holm. It tells the story of a young boy who, with the help of a prison guard, escapes from a concentration camp in an unnamed Eastern European country (according to geographical clues, probably Bulgaria) and journeys to Denmark.

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Please continue to hear your child read and encourage them to pick up a book of an evening and at the weekend.  Visit the library- help them to discover the wonder and excitement contained within the pages.


Children will practise their times tables in timed tests twice a week.  They will also participate in the 99 club - children will work through a number of problems starting at the appropriate level e.g. 33.  The further on they get, the more questions and the less time they have to complete.

Click on the abacus to be transported to a brilliant maths site with lots of help and guidance.

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P.E will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoon - please  make sure that your child has a kit in school consisting of T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers.

Homework-Maths and English homework will be given out on Fridays and should be handed back in on the following Friday.  Homework sheets will focus on the maths concepts and elements of punctuation and grammar covered during the week.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:

Miss Harding; Mr Bassett; Mrs Cheshire; Mrs Caddick; Mrs Jacky Johnson; Mrs Julie Johnson; Mrs Mustoe - the year 5 team.