Griffin Class​​​

Year 5​​

Welcome to Griffin Class!


Click here for this year's Curriculum Map:​

Curriculum Map Year 5 2018-2019.pdf

Click here for this term's Topic Web:

Griffins Autumn1 topic web.pdf

Our topic for the whole of this term is "Ancient Greece".


We will look at the myths and legends of Ancient Greece ​(​including the Greek Creation story) and write our own versions . 


We will also be looking at the art from Ancient Greece and will make mosaics in the same style.

These are some that we have looked at and appraised in our Art lessons:

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Laudato Si Day at Prior Park.

On Wednesday 3rd October, Griffin Class spent the day at Prior Park celebrating the Feast of St Francis of Assisi with other Catholic Primary Schools.  We had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful natural environment at Prior Park, using parts of nature to make boats amongst other activities.  To finish, we had a Prayer Service where we reflected on our role in caring for our 'Common home'.

​In Science, we have been learning about Forces.  We have found out about Isaac Newton and used Newton meters to measure forces.  We are in the middle of designing our own parchautes to explore air resistance.

​​In Literacy, we will be looking at the Greek myths and legends


This week, Zoolab came to visit each class. We got to find out about and touch animals from different habitats and find out how they move.





Our topic for the Spring Term is Our Local Area


This is a Lottery Funded Project called "Trade Roots" which teaches children about their local area.

Jacqui (from the project) came to school to teach us about the local area. We made a timeline of the local area dating back to The Bronze Age.

 Writhlington Colliery

Next week, we are off to Radstock Museum to find out in our more detail about local area.  We also have Bryn, a former Miner, coming to share his experiences with us.

In Numeracy, we are working on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

In Literacy, our Talk 4 Writing project is Persuasive Writing.  We are writing letters to Robin, persuading him to change his outfit. ​



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