Year 5 Newsletter.

Year 5


Year 5 are currently looking at Spartacus as part of the RESPECT curriculum. Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator; he was the leader in the Gladiatorial War against Rome. Spartacus served in the Roman Army and escaped gladiatorial training school and took refuge on Mount Vesuvius where other runaway slaves joined him and took on the might of the Roman army.  During this topic, the children will be learning about the best materials to use for body armour during the Roman period.  They will be dissolving and mixing to make potions to ‘heal’ injured soldiers.  Researching and writing arguments against slavery, writing poems about the life and journeys of Spartacus.  The children will undertake Spartacus style secret missions weekly in which they will have the opportunity to display and develop all values of the RESPECT curriculum.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Monday and should be practised each day for 5 minutes. A spelling test will take place every Thursday.

Homework is given on a Thursday and should be given back by the following Tuesday.  In addition to this, they will be provided with a homework menu for their adventurer.  This provides children with an opportunity to undertake a variety of homework challenges all related to their explorer, Spartacus. Some homework examples related to their current explorer are; creating a volcano, creating a fact file about Spartacus, writing secret messages in Roman numerals, creating a Roman shield and finding out about Roman Gods and creating trump cards.


Please can you support your children and ensure books are in on time. 


Monday Urban Crew club 3.30-4pm

Tuesday Character building club 3.30-4pm

Wednesday Chess club, Ipad club and Young Voices 3.30-4pm

Thursday Homework club 3.30-4pm

Friday Drama club 3.30-4.15pm

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