The class teacher is Miss Clark and Mrs Andrews works with us.
Our learning experience is called Walk Like An Egyptian
On Monday 7th January, children will take part in a whole day of Egyptian themed activities, which will focus on:
The children will create a class book containing information texts which will explain key aspects of Ancient Egyptian life.
Take home task:
Choose from one, or even more, of the following. Alternatively, choose something of your own – get creative!
Hand in date: Monday 4th February 2019
To inspire the children at the start of this Learning Experience, they will have an Egyptian themed day where they will explore mummification (and try out the process on a tomato), make their own papyrus paper – which they will later use to produce some Egyptian themed art – and make their Egyptian jewellery.
In History, the children will learn about the organisation of Ancient Egyptian society and the roles within it. This will focus particularly on the importance of the Pharaohs and the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.
They will also investigate how the pyramids, tombs and burial sites alongside the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb can teach us about the past.
Geography this term will focus on the River Nile. Initially the children will learn about the natural features of the area around the Nile and the importance of this for the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. In contrast, they will then investigate the significance of modern-day human features of the Nile and the positive and negative impacts of this.
In Science, the children are going to be looking at Earth and Space. During these lessons, they will explore the movement of the Earth and how its rotation creates day and night. In addition to this, they will look at the Sun and Moon too and their relationship to Earth, as well as the other planets within our solar system. The children will be comparing the time of day around the world; creating simple models of the solar system; exploring sun dials and discussing Stonehenge as an astronomical clock.
English this term will link to our history work on Ancient Egypt. The children will use their knowledge of the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb, focusing on diary extracts of Howard Carter; this will show the tension prior to the discovery and the determination of Carter to succeed. Alongside this, the children will develop their understanding of the use of tone, through contrasting diary entries, before and after the discovery. They will explore techniques writers use to do this through their reading of engaging texts.
From this, they will then look at examples of non-fiction writing in order to create a class children’s information text on Ancient Egyptian life. The objective will be to inform the reader whilst also entertaining; developing the children’s ability to write in a variety of styles and for a range of purposes.
Following on from their work on fractions last half term, during these weeks the children will gain a better understanding of decimals and percentages. Initially they will consolidate their understanding of what a decimal number is and then they will multiply them by 10, 100 and 1000 and apply this to real life situations involving the conversion of units of measurement. Following this, they will learn how to solve problems which involve finding percentages of amounts and they will also explore the use of percentages to make comparisons. As they become more confident, the children will combine all of their learning as they recall and use equivalence between simple fractions, decimals and percentages and apply this understanding to a range of contexts. To end the half term, they will begin to explore algebra as they use simple formulae and express missing numbers problems algebraically.
How you can support your child at home:
This term our PE day will be on a Wednesday.