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Term 5

In History we have been exploring Ancient Greece. We made a human timeline with the main events. We then used what we have learnt to draw our own Greek timelines on the playground. We have compared democracy in Ancient Greece and the UK today. We have studied the events of the Battle of Marathon.

In geography we have learnt about human and physical feature of Greece, focusing on Santorini and its volcano.

In science we have been exploring states of matter. We have conducted a series of investigations, looking at the different states and how they change. We have investigated how much gases weigh, how the size of ice and chocolate affects the rate of melting and the water cycle.

In maths we have used counters to conduct decimal investigations. We were given a set number of counters and we had to see how many decimal numbers we could make. We also looked at multiplying and dividing numbers by 10 and 100 using counters to support our thinking. We have also been looking at money this term. Miss Eriksson created a shop in our school hall and Pine class took it in turns to buy and sell food items to each other to practise adding money and giving change. We had a lot of fun!

This term we have been using our outdoor space to extend our learning about Ancient Greece. This term we have made Olive crowns and Parthenon’s using natural materials. We have used natural materials to decorate our own Greek pots.

In literacy we have written our own holiday brochure to persuade tourists to visit Santorini. We have also written a letter on behalf of Pandora to inform Zeus about our decision to open Pandora’s box.

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