Maritime Academy Trust

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Year 5

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Summer Term Topic 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.

Knowledge Organisers

Each of our termly topics has a knowledge organiser. These are created to support our curriculum projects. They set out the key facts and information that children need to use and remember as they progress across the curriculum. Each knowledge organiser includes:

• Essential facts about the topic, laid out in easily digestible chunks.
• Key vocabulary, technical terms and their meanings.
• Ambitious levels of literacy including a topic glossary.
• High-quality images including maps, diagrams and photographs.
• Timelines and significant dates where appropriate.
• Famous quotations, if relevant.

Groundbreaking Greeks - Knowledge Organiser

Groundbreaking Greeks - Glossary

Word Mats

We also have word mats which complement the knowledge organisers. These contain vocabulary which links directly to the current topic. This vocabulary is regularly referred to during lessons, which we also encourage the children to use during discussions and in their writing.

Groundbreaking Greeks - Word Mat

Topic Based Homework

In addition to the online learning apps, such as Times Table Rockstars and IXL, the school offers some additional optional topic based homework. 

Groundbreaking Greeks - Home Learning Activities

Groundbreaking Greeks - Home Learning Workbook

Curriculum Map

The Curriculum Map which gives you an overview of what the children will be learning throughout this year in Year 5.

Year 5 Curriculum Map