Colvestone Primary School | Year 5
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Year 5

Our curriculum theme for Autumn term is Ancient Civilisation.

The theme of our Autumn term topic is ‘Ancient Civilisations’.

Year 5 are looking at the Ancient Greek civilisation. We have examined and researched a variety of primary and secondary sources linked to the ancient Greek civilisation, created civilisation time lines and wrote biographies for Greek philosophers. We have learned about the ancient Greek gods and goddess’ and created interviews with ancient Greek gods and goddess’.


In Autumn 2, we will investigate the clothing, food and culture of the ancient Greeks. We will create Greek myths, a civilian’s diary entry and write creative stories related to the ancient Greek villages. Finally, we will discover how the Ancient Greek civilisation ended and how the ancient Greek civilisation have impacted today’s life and culture. So far we have thoroughly enjoyed our topic and are excited to learn more!


Our class novel is called ‘Who let the God’s out?’ by Maz Owens. The story is about a young boy Elliot who is struggling to manage his daily life with his ill mother. Until Virgo the Zodiac star lands in his back garden and involves him her mission on earth. However, they accidently release the evil demon Thantos and require the help from the Olympian God’s. Can they help save the world – and help solve Elliot’s personal problems?


Year 5 have been enthusiastically reading this exciting novel during our class reading sessions and guided reading lessons. It has sparked a great interest in the pupils, and truly pushes reading for pleasure. We use the book to generate a word bank of new vocabulary and further investigate the vocabulary through word aware. We also use the book to influence our handwriting sessions and incorporate these new words in our writing.



Our weekly timetable is driven by our curriculum. Each day consists of mindfulness, maths, mental maths, guided reading, literacy and daily mile. Throughout the week we learn History, PSHCE, Science, R.E, Geography, Art, P.E and Music. On Monday’s we have a variety of enrichment activities including dancing and drumming, Art and Spanish. On Friday’s the children attend swimming lessons in King’s Hall leisure centre.



Please find an overview of what the children have been learning over the Autumn Term:

Ancient Civilisations Overview

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