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Year 5 - Chile

Term 1 in Chile!

Welcome to Year 5!

Ancient Greece

In history, we have been learning about Ancient Greece and how the Greeks influenced modern society.

We learnt about the two main city states, Sparta and Athens, and the differences between the two states. We have also found out the different roles of men and women in society during ancient greek times and the difference in roles for women in Sparta and Athens.

Check back next week after our 'Greek Workshop Day' with Living History Workshops!

As part of our homework challenge, Dan, Halime, Ruby and Sam made Greek bread and honey cake as one of their courses for their Greek menu.

SAM 1870  SAM 1874 SAM 1984

The bread was delicious with dips, and the cake was very sweet!



In maths we have been learning about place value including 6 digit numbers and rounding to 100,000.

SAM 1803

SAM 1770 SAM 1789

We also used our multiplication knowledge in a PE circuit. We tallied up our points, then multiplied it by either 4, 6, 7, 8 or 9 to find the total points for that station - it was great fun!



This week we have been learning about Earth and Space - it's been out of this world!

Making a scaled model of the solar sytem using ratio, division and measuring.

SAM 1942 SAM 1925SAM 1933 

Recording shadows and angles at different times of the day.

SAM 1954

Creating phases of the moon

SAM 1969


In PE we have been learning how to play the invasion game netball. We have been practising our different passes including: bounce pass, shoulder pass and chest pass. We have also had to learn how to pivot so that we can pass the ball to our team mates.

SAM 1822 SAM 1825



Homework Games

Use these websites to help practise your maths and reading skills.

Click on the images to go to the websites

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Term 1 Homework Grid

Term 1 Homework Grid


    Dymchurch Curriculum MapYear 5 - Chile
    Full English (Reading and Writing) and Maths curriculum details can be found in the Docs tab above
    Term 1 & 2Term 3 & 4Term 5 & 6
    Kings & Queens
    Science  Earth and Space
     Forces  Animals inc Humans
    Properties and changes of materials
     All living things

    Geographical similarities and differences between UK, European county and North/South America.

     Locate world's countries, using maps - focus on Europe.

    Local study - Use fieldwork to observe measure record and report features of local area. Sketch maps

    Climate zones, biomes, vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and Earthquakes.

    Latitude, Longitude, Equator, Hemisphere, Capricorn, Cancer

    History Ancient Greece - Greek Life, achievements and influences on western world
     A study of British history: Tudors, Monarchs
    A non-European society contrasting with British history: Aztecs, Mayans


    Birth; Birthdays; Bar/Bat Mitzvah; Marriage, death, death rituals


    Ceremonies, Confirmation, Marriage, Funerals - Christmas


    Jesus and Authority Trouble with the Sabbath
     The question about paying taxes, healing Miracles


    The world wide church



    The journey of life, Birth, Marriage, Death/Life after Death Pentecost

     Living a Moral Life

    Stories with a moral and examples in everyday life


    Food - cleaning, hygiene, cutting using a small knife, grating, making salads

    Food - Taste and talk

    Textiles - Applique

    Food - Following a simple savoury recipe, finding ingredients in cupboard/fridge

    Food - measuring, planning a health family meal

    Mechanisms - Cam mechanics

    Construction - nets of shapes, cutting and scoring

    Art  Collage - variety of materials

    Printing - screen printing

    Drawing - felt tip and metallic pens

    Drawing - observation, different pencil grades for effect, still life portrait

    Textiles - fabrics - fraying, kotting, plaiting, dyeing

    3D - Paper mache sculpture

    Painting - inks

    PE Netball and Hockey
    Handball & Gymnastics
    Pop Lacrosse and Dance
     Tag Rugby and Gymnastics
     Swimming and Kwik Cricket
    Athletics (hurdles, long jump, relay, javelin)  & Rounders
    Music Appraising - describe, compare and evaluate using the elements
    Composing - develop ideas with reference to musical elements, suggest impovements
    Singing/performing - improvise melodic and rhythmic phrases as part of a group performance

     Unit 5.1

    Developing an interactive game

    Unit 5.2

    Cracking codes

     Unit 5.3

    Fusing geometry and art

    Unit 5.4

    Creating a web page about cyber safety

     Unit 5.5

    Sharing experiences and opinions

     Unit 5.6

    Creating a virtual space

    PSHE  New Beginnings
     Say no to bullying
     Good to be me
     Getting on and falling out
    Going for goals
    Relationships & Changes
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