Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum Projects

Year 5 Project - Groundbreaking Greeks

In the Groundbreaking Greeks project, your child will learn about different periods of Greek history, exploring the earliest civilisations, the devastation of the Dark Age and the breakthroughs and developments of the Archaic and Classical periods. They will understand how the geography of Greece affected the development of city states and explore Athens, learning about the structure of the government and society. They will get to know some of the most significant Athenians and understand why Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics were so significant. Your child will learn about the leadership of Alexander the Great and discover how ancient Greece became part of the Roman Empire after the Hellenistic period. They will explore how the Romans respected and developed Greek ideas, making them their own and spreading them throughout the Roman Empire. To end the project, your child will decide which was the ancient Greeks' greatest idea, and explore how the legacy of ancient Greece affects their lives today.

Memorable Experience - Time Team

Innovate Challenge - The ancient Greeks' greatest idea

History - Ancient Greek periods - Minoan civilisation, Mycenaean civilisation, Dark Age, Archaic period, Classical period, Hellenistic period, Chronology and timelines; Primary and secondary sources; City states; Democracy; Role of men and women; social hierarchy; Great Athenians; the Acropolis; Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics; Olympic Games; Alexander the Great; End of the Greek Empire; Legacy

Geography - Interpreting geographical sources

Computing - Research; Data Handling; Presentations

Science Investigations - Why did Icarus fall from the sky? Can we track the Sun?


This project is also supported by mini projects in; 

Science: Forces and Mechanisms, Earth and Space

Art and DesignMixed Media and Taotie

Design and Technology: Architecture

Music: derived from Charanga Unit 

PE: derived from Greenacres Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

Year 5 Key Information



PE - we have had to change our days this term. PE lessons are timetabled for Monday and Tuesday every week. 


Spellings from Monday 6th February will focus on the phoneme 'm':




















We will be writing poems based on 'The Malfeasance'


From Monday 6th February we will be continuing our work on Fractions:

  • Multiply a non-unit fraction by an integer
  • Multiply a mixed number by an integer
  • Calculate a fraction of a quantity


From January, we will continue to set weekly English and Maths homework tasks using their homework booklets (see below).

3/2/23 English homework page 8, due 10/2/23

1/2/23 Maths homework page 8, due 8/2/23

We had a fantastic day visiting the Tower of London, finding out about Henry's wives, visiting the White Tower and seeing the crown jewels!



This week's homework is;

  • MATHS - p8 (due in by Wednesday 8th February)
  • ENGLISH - p.8 (due Friday 10th February)
  • READING - 20 minutes every day and record in your reading record.

We hope that everyone is enjoying the homework books. Hopefully, it is helping the children manage their time - especially as they will be set maths each Wednesday and English each Friday. For English and maths, the children have one week to complete the work and we will check it together at school.