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Market Drayton Junior School

Market Drayton Junior School

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Year 5


It's All Greek To Me!

The history focus this term will begin by studying The Anglo Saxons and their reasons for invading. Following this, the children will begin studying their main focus of Ancient Greece. During these topics the children will study where both periods fits into history to help develop their overview of world history.


Alongside our history work the children will also begin to look at their geography theme for the year entitled Peaks, Eruptions and Tremors. During the Autumn Term, the children will be focusing on mountains, looking at where they are located paying particular attention to Europe.


In English, during this term, will be studying the picture book ‘Tuesday’ by David Weisner where they will have the opportunity to write newspaper reports and police interviews. They will also look at the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.


The focus of our design and technology project this term is cam toys. The children will first evaluate a range of toys. Following this they will be provided with a design brief to design and make their own cam toy ensuring they follow a set of given criteria. Throughout there will be an in-depth focus on terminology and vocabulary to be applied during discussions.

Useful information


Maths homework is given out on a Monday and is due back on a Wednesday.

English homework is given out on a Monday and is due back on a Wednesday.

Spellings are given out on a Monday and are tested on Friday.

Please continue to read regularly and practice your spellings and times tables.

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