Ancient Greece

This page contains curriculum information for the coming term. Please support your child where you can. If you would like more information, please get in touch.

Many thanks,

Mrs Williams and Miss Holden

The pupils will receive every week:

  • A piece of reading homework
  • A spelling list
  • A piece of maths homework
  • A piece of talk homework

It is also important that you hear your child read on a regular basis, ideally this would be for a  minimum of 10 minutes a day. Please record when you have heard your child read in their reading  record book.

Reading book are changed on Fridays.

We would like the children to complete a homework project this half term based on our topic of Ancient Greece. The homework can be in any form that interests your child, for example it could be art work, a piece of writing or a PowerPoint.

We look forward to seeing what they produce.


Our texts are going to be:

- Theseus and the Minotaur

- Greta and the Giants

Each week the children complete a big book question, where we discuss our answers and use the text to support what we think.

We improve our reading fluency by having 1 minute to read as much as we can and we answer variety of question to improve our reading skills.


The writing genres are: 

- Myths

- Persuasive writing

The children will write their own myth influenced by Theseus and the Minotaur. 

They will then read Greta and the Giants and write a persuasive letter to the giants to convince them to stop destroying the forests. 


Our maths topics are going to be:

- Multiplication and division

- Length and perimeter

- Fractions

- Mass and capacity

The White Rose website: 

There are lots of videos to support at home with strategies.


Our science topic will be:

- Forces and magnets

Children will explore how things move on different surfaces and begin to notice that some forces need contact between two objects. Then will then observe how magnets attract or repel and start to identify magnetic materials.

The Arts

Art -  Greek architecture and columns.

Children will describe the images that are seen and the style of them. They will replicate some of the patterns found on the pottery and sketch the Greek column styles. The children will also replicate the style of the Greek columns using chalk and then create their own 3D model of a Greek building. 

Music - Singing

History - Battles, Beliefs and Buildings

The pupils study the Greek hoplite soldiers where they explore the equipment they would use and why. The children also study Greek gods and goddesses, creating their own fact file for their favourite god. Also, the children will retell the Battle of Troy. 

Spanish - fruits and instruments

The children will learn the names of different fruits and instruments in Spanish to build up their vocabulary. 

The Sciences

Design Technology - construction

The children will construct their own wall to protect the city of Troy. They will  recognise that the wall is made up of multiple 3D shapes, identify key features and assemble their wall securely. This links to our topic - Battles, Beliefs and Buildings.

Geography - Europe

During this topic, children will focus on Europe. They will learn to name and locate countries of Europe and begin to compare human and physical features of countries. 


PE - 

Computing - online searchers and surfers

In this unit children will learn about what the Internet is, how the internet works and the three different types of connections that can be used.

Classrooms without walls

In our writing unit 'Greta and the Giants', the children spend time in the forest to take inspiration for their writing.  


The children regularly take part in orienteering and will use their orienteering skills to locate the countries of Europe scattered around the playground.