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The Ancient Greeks


This half term we will be travelling back in time to find out what life was like in Ancient Greece. The earliest Greek civilizations thrived nearly 4,000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks lived in Greece and the countries that we now call Bulgaria and Turkey.

As writers we will be identifying the features of a newspaper article and creating a newspaper report based on the adventures of Odysseus.

As mathematicians we will be exploring capacity and volume, measuring different liquids and converting measurements between different units. We will be applying this knowledge to real life problems.  

As readers we will be focusing on using our inference, deduction and comprehension skills. This will enable us to retrieve information from texts to help us to explore the themes in more detail. We will particularly focus on non-fiction texts.

As historians we will explore the life of an Ancient Greek; as a warrior, child or famed philosopher; discovering how people lived and comparing it to our lives today.

As geographers we will explore place Ancient Greece on a map and look at how battles were fought and won throughout Europe by Grecian warriors.

As scientists we will be identifying the life cycle of living things such as flowering and non-flowering plants.

As designers, we will be designing, creating and evaluating our own replicas of Grecian statues, and ancient weaponry. We will also be developing our sketching abilities.

As philosophers, we will develop our communication skills learning to express our views and opinions confidently. We will focus on our school value of resilience.  

As theologians, we will consider the teachings and practices associated with the Buddhist religion. 

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