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Welcome to Galaxy Class!

 

 

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Our Learning Experience this half term is Walk like an Egyptian 

 

Hook:

 

The children will take part in a whole day of art, which will focus on:

  • Papyruses
  • Making a cartouche
  • Creating necklaces

 

Take home task:

To create a piece of artwork, which represents either an Egyptian God or Goddess. OR -

Gods and Goddesses, using ICT if possible to present your findings to your class.

DUE IN ON 15th May 2018

 

 

Week 1 - Zambia Week

 

Weeks 2, 3, 4 & 5

 

During this learning experience ‘Walk like and Egyptian,’ the children will be exploring the different lives of the ancient Egyptian people, whether they be a slave, nobleman, Pharaoh or priest. They will investigate the social structure and how people lived.

 

Furthermore, the children will continue their learning by comparing some of the most famous Pharaohs and finding out about their impact on daily Egyptian life. During these weeks, the children will take part in their Hook day - creating some fabulous Ancient Egyptian artwork!

 

To further enhance our learning experience, the children will explore the roles of the Pyramids as royal tombs and investigate how the tombs developed as their technology progressed.

 

Finally, we will be finding out all about Egyptian Gods and Goddesses and how they played a huge part in the Ancient Egyptian people’s lives.

 

In English and Maths, the children will be revising hard for their SATs tests, ensuring that any gaps in their knowledge are filled and that they are really secure in their understanding of the curriculum.

 

 

Week 6 & 7

These two weeks will be take up with the children finally taking the long awaited SATs tests and then having a relaxing week in Okehampton at the year 6 camp.

 

DIARY DATES: 14th-17th May SATs week, 21st-25th May Year 6 camp.

 

 

 

 

We will be doing PE on a Wednesday and we will be swimming on a Friday. Please ensure that the children have all of the correct kit in school on these days and that long hair is tied back. It would be appreciated if children can have both trainers and daps as part of their kit so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE. We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over.

 

Numeracy homework is given out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. It is also beneficial if all children regularly practice their times tables facts in order to improve speed of recall. This is a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that recall is quick and accurate. (No counting up on fingers allowed)

 

Children will be given 10 spellings per week for them to focus on both in school and at home; they must practise these spellings and be able to understand the word and write it in a sentence in their spelling homework book. On Wednesdays, these words will be tested. You will also find a copy of the Year 5/6 spelling on the inside cover of their spelling book should you wish to practice further words.

 

We are also encouraging all children to read to an adult at home; this needs to be recorded into the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto the class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!

We will be adding photos, news and pieces of work regularly to this page so make sure you come back soon.

Thanks for visiting.

 

 

 

 

Miss Outram and Mrs Tee

 

 

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