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Summer Term - Groundbreaking Greeks

This project teaches children about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.


This week in music we have been learning how to keep a steady beat. We learnt three different ostinatos including body percussion. Then we combined ostinato 2 and 3 to create a performance. 


Ask your child: What is an ostinato?

Design and technology 

This week we have been using computer-aided design software. We discussed how this software helps engineers and designers in many industries to create, design and 3-D print objects. We used the program Tinkercad to design a temple, including at least one feature of classical Greek architecture. The children really enjoyed exploring this software. Tinkercad is a free resource which can be accessed at home via the following link. 


Ask your child: What are the three types of columns found in classical Greek architecture? 

Design and technology

This week we have been exploring how support, stiffness and stability can be created in structures. The children completed a series of activities including strong shapes, post and lintel system and arranging materials. 


Ask your child: How is support, stiffness and stability created in structures?


As part of our new Celebration unit we discussed different types of celebration the children have experienced, e.g. birthday and anniversary parties, weddings, carnivals, fetes. Then we listened to Everybody loves Saturday night, joining in with the chorus and the echoed responses.


Ask your child: How does the song create the mood of celebration?


In RE we have been learning about the Christian celebration Pentecost.  The children have been learning about the Holy Spirit and how this is represent by the dove. 


Ask your child: Why is the colour red used in some Christian churches? 


This week we have been learning how to pronounce the main body parts in French. We have used the classic nursery rhyme head, shoulders, knees and toes to help us remember how to say each part correctly. 


Ask your child: How would you say the word head in French?

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