Gods and Mortals

This term our exciting new topic is ‘Gods and Mortals!’ The children will start by meeting the Greeks, making times lines, researching key figures and listening to stories about Greek Gods. The topic links through to all curriculum areas. An overview of Maths and Literacy skills that will be covered can be found below.  Please do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for any further information.

Literacy including Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

In literacy this term we are going to be reading ‘The Promise’ and using this as a stimulus for learning. We will focus on the main character and her thoughts and feelings. Putting 0ourselves in her shoes and writing in a role. We will be focusing on drama, role play and spoken word to help us understand the character. Linking to our topic work we will also be writing our own Greek myths!

Our Grammar, punctuation and spelling learning will focus on the following skills;

  • The use of the present perfect form of verbs.
  • Consolidation of previously covered topics, such as headings and subheadings, the indefinite article and word families.

Maths

In Maths this term children will focus our learning on the following skills;

  • Place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Fractions

Gods and Mortals

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets. Explores the terrains of Greece, where in the pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus.

This topic will cover the following curriculum areas;

Science: The learning will focus on light.

Geography: Ancient and modern day Greece, geographical features and using maps.

Design Technology: Moving parts and model making.

Art: Greek art and design.

Computing: We are going to begin using the Scratch programme.

French: We will continue on the alphabet, numbers and days of the week.

History: Ancient Greece.