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Years 5/6

In year 5/6, we will be learning about Greece.  We will learn about different climates and biomes around the world, to better understand how the Ancient Greek civilisation was able to be so successful.  This will also be linked to our science (Living Things and Habitats) where we will be exploring wildlife characteristics in relation to where they live (biomes and ecosystems).  After half term, we will focus on the history of Ancient Greece and the impact and influence it has had on western culture.

Within English and reading, we will learn about Greek Myths, which will further develop our understanding of the religion during Ancient Greek times.  We will embed our writing skills through a variety of genres, using our class novel and curriculum as inspiration. 

In maths, we will start by finishing off our learning on properties of shape before moving onto converting units of measurement and statistics.  Finally will consolidate our learning and take part in some themed projects.  Year 6 will also be learning about algebra and ratio and proportion.

DT and Art will also link to our Greece topic: we will learn about Greek food and prepare some Greek dishes; we will explore the landscape through watercolour paintings and create some clay pots. 


Our regular P.E lessons will be on Monday afternoons and Friday afternoons. Children should come to school wearing P.E kit on both of those days. 

Home Learning Expectations and Project Information

Our expectations of home learning are as follow:

Reading: Reading aloud with an adult progressing to more independent reading as often as possible.

Spellings: Children should be able to spell all words on the Statutory Word Lists for years 5/6. These can be found in their reading diaries.   

Times tables: Children should be able to recall all times tables to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.

Project: Children should complete a project task related to a curriculum area they are learning about once per half term.

Please see document below for guidance regarding the project home learning this half term.


Web Address for Human Life Cycle Lesson