Welcome to Year Five!
We have had a super start to the year with our topic ‘Pharaohs’. We have been travelling back in time to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt, entering a world of mysteries, mummies and Gods. We will be immersing ourselves in Egyptian life to learn how the Egyptians worked, lived and worshipped with an exciting visit to Weston Park Museum in October to be an Egyptian for the day.
In English we are reading the book ‘Casting the Gods Adrift’ by Geraldine McCaughrean and using this as a focus to write pyramid fact files, persuasive letters and a mystery story. It is vital the children read every day and would encourage your child to complete their reading diary and change books as frequently as required. Your child also has access to the Oxford Owl online reading scheme which you can access from any suitable device.
In maths we are focusing on the four operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) to build up confidence and fluency to be able to solve a range of mathematical problems. We will also be looking at analogue and digital time in both a 12 and 24 hour format so please encourage your child to practice at home whenever they can.
We will continue to practice our maths passports every day and spelling the year 5 and year 6 curriculum spelling list to build on existing knowledge and vocabulary. Please continue to practice these at home each week.
Our P.E. days are Monday and Thursday afternoons so please make sure your child has a suitable kit in school, including a pair of sensible trainers.
Homework – Topic homework was sent out at the beginning of the year and I have also included a copy below. Please feel free to be as creative as you wish and explore the ancient Egyptian civilisation. Additional maths homework will also be sent out on Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday please.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch directly or send a dojo message.