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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page.

Topic - Pharaohs 

 

Let’s travel back 5000 years to ancient Egypt, cruising along the Nile and entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies.

This half term, we are going to learn first-hand about the gruesome, yet fascinating, process of mummification. We’ll write a report about Howard Carter’s famous discovery and use different sources to research Tutankhamun’s tomb. We’ll also consider whether it was right to open Tutankhamun’s tomb, or whether it should have been left as it was. Our work will inspire us to write some exciting Egyptian mystery stories and non-fiction books and the internet will provide us with information to make fact files. We’ll draw Egyptian artefacts in detail, focusing on symbols and design features. Studying historical sources will help us learn more about the Pharaohs, the Egyptian gods and ancient religious beliefs. We’ll find out about the food that was eaten at the time, make some Egyptian bread and use recycled materials to build model tombs.

At the end of the unit, we’ll think about how the ancient Egyptians contributed to world history, then create and present a guide about ancient Egyptian sites.

Help your child prepare for their project
It’s amazing that a civilisation from 5000 years ago still influences the way we live today, from mathematics to bowling! Why not try a variety of fruits for dessert that the ancient Egyptians would buy from their local market? You could taste juicy cantaloupes, sweet dates or flavoursome plums. You could also visit your local library to learn about the amazing world of ancient Egypt. Alternatively, use online maps to look at famous Egyptian landmarks and track the course of the Nile.

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 Pharaohs home-learning-workbook (3).pdfDownload
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Science - Forces

This term’s ‘Forces’ unit will teach the children about types of forces such as gravity, friction, water resistance and air resistance. Children will also learn about the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys. The children will identify forces and find out about Isaac Newton and his discoveries about gravity, completing a comprehension about his life and his work. The children will look for patterns and links between the mass and weight of objects, using newton meters to measure the force of gravity. They will also work collaboratively to investigate air and water resistance, participating in challenges to design the best parachute and boat. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore friction, developing their own brake pad for a tricycle or scooter. During some of the practical science work, the children will discuss how variables other than the one being tested can be kept the same to help make a test fair. Finally, they will find out about different mechanisms, including levers, gears and pulleys, and will design their own marvellous machine.

PE 

PE is every Monday and Thursday during this half term.  During the current climate, children can wear their PE kits on Mondays to reduce congestion and close proximity in the areas used for changing.  

Home Learning:

Reading

Children need to read at least 20 minutes every night. Children can read independently, to an adult, or to a sibling. Please ensure reading diaries are signed at least three times a week. 

 

Maths/English

Maths and English homework will be given out on Thursdays, usually via Seesaw. It is to be completed by Monday evening. Children need to be practising times tables regularly at home, they can use TT Rockstars to help.

 

Spellings

Children will be given spellings every Monday for a spelling test on Friday.  The weekly spelling are also posted on Seesaw. Please ensure children are practising their spellings at home during the week. 

 

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 Summer-2021-topic-map Pharaohs.pdfDownload
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 National Curriculum Spelling List Years 5 & 6.pdfDownload
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