The Year 5 team would like to welcome all children back after half term! The children have had a fantastic start to Year 5 and we are really looking forward to this term! We have lots of exciting activities planned before we begin thinking about Christmas!
This term we will be starting a new book, ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. We will be exploring the link between this story and the original fairy tale version. The book links with our History topic – ‘How can we rediscover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?’ We will be exploring the wondrous discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the Ancient Egyptian writing, hieroglyphics and the process of Mummification .
Our Science topic is called ‘Will we ever send another human to the moon?’ This will involve exploring the solar system, in particular the Sun, Moon and Earth! Children will find out how day and nights occurs and also why we have seasons. We will compare our seasons to other places around the world. We will also be exploring the eight phases of the moon.
Some important information for Year 5 parents/carers:
- Year 5 will have PE on a Thursday afternoon – please ensure children have appropriate, warm clothing.
- Children will be taking part in ukulele sessions with Mr Rooney from Notre Dame Secondary School.
- Children must return Reading Books and Records to school on Fridays in order for them to be quarantined over the weekend.
Year 5 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish.