What did we learn in Year 5?

Term 1

On Monday 14th September, we started our Ancient Greek enquiry with a theme day. Some of the class were able to come to school dressed as Greeks and we spent the day having an introduction into life during the Ancient Greek time era. 

First we learnt about Ancient Greek Democracy as well as using the Greek alphabet to decode words and write words of our own. We also learnt about how the Greeks wrote numbers.

We also found out about Greek theatre and created our own masks.

Finally we had the chance to try some Greek foods. 


Later on in the term, we also had the opportunity to study replicas of Ancient Greek artefacts to see what we could discover about life in Ancient Greece.

Term 2

This term, we have been trying to answer two big questions-

The Earth, Sun and Moon, which is the odd one out?

How do we get night and day, the seasons and different climates?

We completed lots of different activities including acting out how we get night and day- Have a look at our pictures to see us doing that.

Here are some of our highlights from the term:

"I enjoyed everything we learnt about space" Thomas

"I liked making the piece of artwork based on Gustav Holst's music- Mars." Lewis

"I didn't know astronauts had to be strapped down when they sleep" Ollie






Term 4

Slightly later than planned, today we opened our letters which we wrote back in September. They were letters to our future selves. Here are some of our reactions-

"My handwriting has improved but I don't know about Forest school because we didn't get to do it because school was closed!" - Finley

"Not one thing I thought was going to happen was right or came true!"- Billy-Sean

"I wrote that Lockdown was over and then we had another- I didn't predict that!"- Ollie

"I was shocked by my handwriting- it is so much better now!" - Michael

We all really enjoyed reading our letters and were pleased at how our writing had improved. It was also safe to say that none of us had predicted what would happen between September and now!

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