The Grove Junior School
Dark Lane
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September 29 2017

Year 5 Blog

Giuseppe Loporchio

 Rowan Class



For these past three weeks we have mainly been focussing on the Ancient Greeks and ancient civilisation of Greek citizens. Recently, we have looked at the Ancient Greek Olympics including how and why they were held!  Research shows that they were held in honour of the Greek god Zeus (king of gods!) There were lots of events including: Wrestling, Boxing, Long jump, Javelin, Discuss and chariot racing. We then researched in greater depth and were told to imagine that we were real historians! During this lesson we looked outside in the courtyard and looked around to see what the oldest things were. This week we are going to write our own Greek Olympic fact-file on Microsoft publisher.


In maths we have been focussing on addition and subtraction. Mr Ferguson has been teaching us lots of different methods to solve maths problems. We were told to use two different methods: mental and formal written method. Most of the questions Mr Ferguson asked us were like: A=adding hundreds, B=ten thousand, C=hundred thousand. Last week we were focusing on rounding which we soon became experts at!

School trips

On the second week of term we visited the Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge. Rowan and Acacia went on the Tuesday and Mulberry class went on the Friday. We went around in two groups: Rowan class went off to do some work on a painting while Acacia class had a tour of the Greek section of the museum. We did it for about an hour and then it was time to have our lunch. After lunch the two classes switched their positions so that everyone got a chance to do everything before leaving for home on our coach.

On the 21st of September we joined the other primary schools in the district to celebrate World Peace day. Each school performed their own unique performance.  Our school performed amazing poem collection of three parts: nature, reflective and punchy. We experienced a whole load of wonderful performances: singing, poems, speech and pianist acts.

Harvest assembly

Recently, we have practised for an assembly that we are performing on Tuesday 2nd October 2017. We are going to perform a freeze frame of the Greek myth, Persephone and Demeter. The Greeks made up myths to explain things that they couldn’t! This myth was about the changing of the seasons.