St Peter's Community Primary School

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Year 5

This term in Lighthouse Class...

This half term, our history-based topic is ‘What did the Romans do for us’. We will look at both the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and the legacy that it left behind; learning about the emperors, inventions and the bits of culture that still impact our lives today.

Linked to this in English, our work will be focused around Boudicca and her uprising against the Romans, with our writing outcomes including;

· Writing a leaflet convincing the Celts to join the Roman Empire.

· Writing an obituary for Boudicca.

· Writing a powerful speech in role as Boudicca.

Key Vocabulary: courageous, ancient, Iceni (the tribe Boudicca belonged to), disastrous, aqueduct, ambitious, sacrifice, forthright, empire, emperor, invaded, persuade, soldier, legacy, identity.

In maths, we will spend the half term looking at fractions and decimals, using both in a variety of calculations.

In our science lessons, we will be doing a number of experiments examining the role of forces in our lives, beginning with making parachutes to measure air resistance! In R.E. we will continue to study Judaism, this half-term by looking at the roles of important individuals within religious celebrations.

PE is back on Thursdays and Fridays this half term, so please send your children to school in their PE kits on these days.

Home-learning will be given out on Fridays, and will be a variety of Literacy, Maths and History based learning. Home-learning is due by the following Friday.

Finally, if you do have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me and I will come back to you. You can of course continue to catch me at the gate after school.

Mr. Harry Greenwood - Year 5 Teacher


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