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History

Topic - Ancient Greece

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Say when the Ancient Greek people lived and order some events from the time on a timeline.

  • Describe some key facts about the Battle of Marathon and the Trojan War and demonstrate their understanding.

  • Talk about some Ancient Greek gods and know some features of Greek myths.

  • Explain how and why the Greek Empire was so successful and be able to confidently explain how the political system worked.

  • Describe elements of the Battle of Marathon and the Trojan War in significant detail and write their own Greek myth containing the relevant elements.

  • Examine artefacts in order to draw conclusions about what life was like in Ancient Greece.

Key Vocabulary

  • chronology
  • empire
  • timeline
  • BC / AD
  • locate/location
  • country, city, state
  • democracy, democratic
  • ancient, modern
  • politics
  • ruling, ruler
  • dikasteria, boule, ekklesia
  • Polis, metic
  • sprint, wrestling, boxing, long jump, javelin, discus, chariot racing, pentathlon
  • pankration
  • battle 
  • Marathon 
  • eye witness
  • Sparta(n), Athens(ian), Persia(n)
  • battle formation, hoplite, defensive, strategy, retreat. 

Science

Topic - Earth and Space

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies.
  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
  • Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
  • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
  • Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests. 
  • Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
  • Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

Science

Topic - Forces

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.
  • Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
  • Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
  • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
  • Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
  • Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
  • Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
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