Violet Class

Spring 1


Happy New Year! We hope that you had a good Christmas and are ready for a busy new term

This half term we will be studying life in Ancient Greece. Much of our English work, and some of our History, will be based on a variety of Greek myths: Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and Medusa and the Wooden Horse of Troy. After delving into narratives and playscripts, we will look at argument / discussion texts and answering the vital question: would you rather be a Spartan or an Athenian? At the same time, we will step up our preparation for this summer’s SATs tests by focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation – ask your child about Rainbow Writing and Pyramid Spellings!

We are planning to link our Geography into this topic by looking at the physical geography of Greece and how it affected the growth of the ancient city states such as Athens, Sparta and Knossos, whilst our History will attempt to look at as many aspects of life in Ancient Greece as possible. Our Science will look at how to conduct an experiment, gather information and draw conclusions from results. We will continue our music sessions with Mr. Ecclestone, and our outdoor PE will be netball– please make sure that your child has appropriate clothing!


Important Dates

Friday 9th February                                           Trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Monday 12th  February                                      Start of half term holiday

Wednesday 21st February                                 Parents Evening

Thursday 22nd February                                    Parents Evening

Thursday 1st March                                           Secondary School Placement Day