Welcome to 5LI
Our connector this term is:
'Greece is the Word'
This term we are learning about Greece. Firstly we are examining Ancient Greece. We will look at their way of life and discuss how they successfully created an Empire. We will also consider the legacy, for example the Olympics and language. In literacy we will take the opportunity to read and consider Greek myths and legends. Many Greek legends, such as the story about Narcissus, are referenced in modern times and so it is an ideal time to learn where these ideas originally came from.
Science will be focusing on the life-cycles of plants and animals. Many children have enjoyed bringing in items based on our science learning that they have made at home. Do encourage your child to make and bring something in, if they would like to.
In maths we are learning about prime numbers, prime factors and composite numbers. We will also review fractions as this remains a topic which many children find a challenge.
In addition,please help your child with their learning about measurements. Let them weigh out ingredients. If possible, let them compare imperial and metric measurements.
Can you answer these questions?
Can you explain the Greek system of democracy?
What words do we use in English that originated from Greek?
What is the name of the biggest sporting event linked to Ancient Greece?
Encourage your child to be an independent learner - start their research now!!
All children should make sure they know there times tables to support their maths in class.
Reading is so important.
Please ensure that your child reads their home/school reading book every day for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Ask your child what they are reading about and discuss it with them.
Can they predict what might happen if it is a fiction genre?
If non fiction, what facts have they learnt?
Ask them to write short book reviews of the books they have read.
Purchase the newspaper, 'First News' (sold in Sainsburys) or go on the website. This paper reports on current events but is written so children can understand.
Click on the link below to play games and practise your maths at home.
You can use the links at the bottom of this page to find out more about our topic.