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Term 5 and 6

In terms 5 and 6, your learning theme is called 'Groundbreaking Greeks'. Read on to find out more about what your learning will include. 



In the Groundbreaking Greeks project, you will learn about different periods of Greek history, exploring the earliest civilisations, the devastation of the Dark Age and the breakthroughs and developments of the Archaic and Classical periods. You will understand how the geography of Greece affected the development of city states and explore Athens, learning about the structure of the government and society. You will get to know some of the most significant Athenians and understand why Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics were so significant. You will learn about the leadership of Alexander the Great and discover how ancient Greece became part of the Roman Empire after the Hellenistic period. You will explore how the Romans respected and developed Greek ideas, making them their own and spreading them throughout the Roman Empire. To end the project, you will decide which was the ancient Greeks' greatest idea, and explore how the legacy of ancient Greece affects your lives today.



This project will teach you about how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then you'll use this knowledge to design a building with specific features.



This project will teach you about the wider properties of materials and their uses. You will learn about mixtures and how they can be separated using sieving, filtration and evaporation. You will study reversible and irreversible changes, and use common indicators to identify irreversible changes.


Mixed Media

This project will teach you about paper crafts, papermaking and collage techniques, including paper, fabric, mixed media and photo collage. You'll use your learning to create a final piece of small-scale, mixed media collage.



This project teaches children about the Expressionist art movement and the 'Father of Expressionism', Edvard Munch. They explore different ways to portray feelings and emotions in art to create an imaginative self-portrait.



To support our history topic this term, our whole class reading book is 'Who Let the Gods Out?' by Maz Evans. 


'Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?'