Amazon - Year Five
This half term we are continuing our exciting topic ‘Ancient Egypt’. We will learn all about the ‘Pyramid of power’ (the people who supported the Pharaoh), the gods and we will be making our own Canopic jars. We will be celebrate the end of our topic with an ‘Egyptian day’ where we will dress as an Egyptian and sample some Egyptian food.
In guided reading, we are reading the classic novel ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis and this book will inspire our writing. We will be writing biographies, descriptive pieces, diary entries, persuasive letters and adverts. We will continue to work on grammar and punctuation. We will have a short spelling lesson every day.
In numeracy we will be working on statistics (graphs tables and charts) multiplication and division and calculating area and perimeter. We will continue to improve our speed and accuracy with times tables. In PE we will be doing gymnastics with a coach on Fridays. Please ensure you have your kit in school at all times so we can be flexible with a second lesson and take advantage of good weather. In science our topic continues to be ‘Properties and changes of materials’, we will be conducting lots of practical investigations to enhance our understanding of scientific concepts. In music we will be practising our singing for our exciting trip to Young Voices in January.
Our PSHE topic is “identity, society and equality” we will talk about stereotypes, discrimination and prejudice (including tackling homophobia)
- Please ensure your child reads every night and completes their reading diary.
- Learning logs will be sent out on Friday to come back on Wednesday as normal.
- Spellings will be sent home weekly to be learnt for a weekly test on Friday