It’s all Greek to me/ Around the World in 80 Days
Science: : ELECTRICITY
- Identify common appliances that run on electricity.
- Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
- Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether the lamp is part of a complete loop with battery.
- Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
Recognise some common conductors and insulators and associate metals with being good conductors
- Create a line graph about number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
- Comparative line graph about brightness and number of cells
- Write a biography of Eddison
- Research and write a leaflet about different forms of energy production
- Write a non-chronological report about conductors.
Science2nd half: LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS.
- Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
- Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
- Recognise that environments can change and this can sometimes pose a danger to living things.
- Present data about animals in a habitat
- Create classification keys based on data
- Create a setting for an imaginary animal
Write a non chronological report on animals in their habitat.
History – first half
- Know which countries were part of the Ancient Greek empire.
- Know the dates of the Ancient Greek era.
- Know what made Ancient Greek fighters so powerful.
- Investigate whether the Battle of Marathon was a great victory for the Greeks.
- Know who the Ancient Greeks worshipped and why.
- Know what happened in Greek theatre.
- Fond out through sources about the importance of the Olympic games.
- Learn about key Greek monuments (e.g. The Parthenon and the Acropolis)
Find out about democracy.
Geography – second half – LOCATING COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
- Use a range of maps, atlases and globes and digital computing mapping to identify countries.
- Revise the continents.
- Locate the main countries of each continent on a map.
- Locate and label the main countries of Europe.
- Identify Russia on a map.
- Know that Russia is in both Europe and Asia.
- Locate Greece on a map.
- Use 8 compass points to say where countries are located on a map.
Use grid references to locate countries on a map.
Art: : MAKE AN ALARMED BOX TO PROTECT ELGIN’S MARBLES
- Know what alarmed systems are used for.
- Look at ways in which different types of switches work.
- Talk about possible output warning devices (flash a light; buzz etc.)
- Brainstorm ideas for the design of an alarmed box.
- Plan an alarmed box on paper.
- Build the alarmed box and evaluate the product.
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE
- Discuss what different types of alarms can be used for (link to output warning devices)
Design different types of alarms based on their research of what they can be used for and specify what their alarm is for.
D.T: CREATE AN ANDERSON SHELTER
CREATE A MODERN DESIGN FOR A GREEK/RUSSIAN VASE.
- Explore images on Greek vases.
- Discuss what images on Greek vases represent.
- Design own symbols and signs to represent everyday events in their life.
- Discuss and explain the symbols to the class.
- Represent signs and symbols in picture form.
CHALLENGE ACTVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE
- Make their own vases using clay.
- Research and use the colours used for Greek vases.
- Experiment with different media for colouring detail of their vases and choose most appropriate – e.g. oil pastels; paint, colouring pencil. Explain which is most effective and authentic.
- Explore other colour combinations that could be used to add to create to a more modern take on a Greek vase.
- Music: Play in solo and ensemble contexts, playing music with increasing accuracy and fluency.
- Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes.
- Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds.
- Appreciate staff and other musical notations.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.
P.E net and wall games, athletics.
R.E: SEE AGREED SYLLABUS
JUDAISM – unit 3
ISLAM – unit 3
- Computing: Know about and describe simple stored programs in everyday devices and systems
- Identify and explore sensors used in real world systems
- Use a data logger to measure and record environmental data as part of science or geography topics
- Plan and write a simple program to control a physical system (eg Lego) or robot
Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others code
Entitlement and enrichment: Britain at War museum, Imperial War museum, the cabinet rooms, trip to the River Thames, the Serpentine Lake
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books
- Create a top trumps style card about an Ancient Greek fighter.
- Write a description about different Gods.
- Create an information book about the Ancient Greeks.
- Write an eye witness account about the Battle of Marathon.
- Create a playscript to be performed at a Greek theatre.
- Create a powerpoint about the Olympics.
- Write a simple information guide to the Parthenon or the Acropolis.
- Write a simple speech about why democracy is important.
- Write an advert for an alarmed box for Elgin’s marbles.
- Write a simple guide book about Russia.
- Write a postcard from Russia/Greece.
- Create a set of instructions about buried treasure using the 8 compass points.
- As a group, write a presentation about one of the continents.
- Create a booklet about the different plants found in the local area.
- Write about the changes that have occurred to the environment (link to ‘Windows’ by Jeannie Baker)
Literacy books which link to the topic:
Books on Greek myths.