Our topic this term is Ancient Greece and the class text is Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, which is the stimulus for much of our literacy work. We will begin by focusing on narrative writing; how to create 3D characters and settings; and mapping creative stories with opportunities for tension and suspense. Throughout the topic, we will also be drawing on a range of myths and legends.
Our Geography work will involve a comparison of Greece and the United Kingdom. This will cover areas such as land use, climate, biomes, regional features and map work.
Through history, our Ancient Greece work will ask children to explore historical artifacts, identify influences from the past which can still be seen today and research everyday life from differing perspectives for people living thousands of years ago!
During the topic, we will also make time for opportunities to dip in to other curriculum areas such as art (mosaics)and science.
Swallows have PE on Wednesday afternoons and all children will need to ensure they have full and correct kit in school for these sessions.
Each week, English and maths homework will be issued on a Thursday. This allows children the Friday to seek support in school if needed. Homework will then need to be returned for the following Tuesday.
Also a part of the weekly homework, is spellings, time tables and reading practice. Each of these areas is supported by a small diary-style book. Tests will take place on Tuesday mornings and new spellings and tables will be issued the same day.
In addition to weekly homework, topic projects will also be set over longer time periods specific to our class. These tasks will be made available for checking on our class page on the school website.
Friday afternoon rotations
Swallows will begin the rotation on the 14th of September with computing sessions (which Mrs Webber will be running).
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