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Our topic for the Autumn term is Ancient Greece!


In English we will be writing character descriptions of the Minotaur to support our retelling of Greek Myths. During our English lessons we will look at a range of popular myths to understand their structure and features. Following this, we will study the classic tale of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and use this to support diary writing.


In Maths we will be looking at place value up to four digit numbers. We will be using inequality symbols, value of numbers and using a range of materials to support this. We will also be looking at addition and subtraction, using a range of materials and methods to support us.


As Geographers we will be locating Ancient Greece before focusing on the continent of Europe as a whole. We will be identifying a number of European countries and their capital cities.  


As Historians we will explore democracy, comparing the different types of government across the city states and writing a comparison of Ancient Greek democracy compared to today. In addition to this, we will learn about the Greek gods and the differences between Athens and Sparta.


As Scientists we will be learning about electricity and creating our own electrical circuits. During Autumn 2, we will be carrying out many investigations focusing on sound and learning how it is made and travels whilst learning the key vocabulary related to this.


As Computer specialists we will be learning to produce music suitable for a specific purpose and learning about the history of the World Wide Web, studying HTML (hypertext mark-up language- the language in which webpages are written), learning to edit and write HTML and then using this knowledge to create our own webpage about the Ancient Greeks. 


As Artists we will be learning a number of clay techniques in order to produce our own sculptures based on mythical beasts. During Autumn 1, we will be studying the sculptor Alberto Giacometti and creating work inspired by him.


In RE we will be learning about how Jesus inspires Christians. We will also be considering why some people view life as a journey and reflecting on the significant experiences that mark this.  


As Engineers (in DT) we will be creating our own electrical alarm system using our knowledge of electrical circuits.


As musicians we will be creating our own instruments whilst focusing on rhythm. We will also continue to expand our musical terminology.



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