Welcome to Year 5
Happy New Year everybody. We have had a calm and focused start to this term with children being engaged and enthusiastic about our new topics.
Our topic for this Spring Term is Pyramid People. A history and geography based topic. We will be studying all things Ancient Egypt; investigating the importance of the river Nile, the lives of the Pharaohs and their people, how pyramids, temples and houses were built. This provides us with plenty of opportunity to cover the whole curriculum with a lot of discovery in the areas of history, science, geography and design technology. We will be discovering the culture of the ancient Egyptian Gods and their beliefs of the afterlife, paying close attention to the gruesome process of mummification! In Science, we will be studying materials and their changing state. Our English work will link to our topic work and will include writing Explanations and Balanced Arguments. In Maths, we will continue with the Passport targets and be following the Y5 Mathematics Curriculum covering multiplication and division, fractions and later in the term, decimals and percentages. In Art we will be looking at Egyptian cartouches and jewellery.
Computing sessions will focus on completing a webpage about Ancient Egypt and learning to use Excel. In RE, children we will be exploring the value of forgiveness and exploring the question ‘Should we forgive others?’
In addition to all of this, we have a special date to visit Lawnswood School on February 10th when we have been invited to attend the school’s performance of ‘We will Rock You’. Further details will follow.
Once again, we look forward to a busy and exciting term full of engaging learning opportunities.