During Autumn 1, Year 5 learnt all about the Ancient Egyptians. 

English

In English, we wrote a non-chronological report about the ancient Egyptian Gods. We thought carefully about writing focussed paragraphs and tried hard to use expert language to make the reports sound formal. 

Additionally, we linked our descriptive piece of writing to our topic too and the result was amazing! Children thought carefully about the descriptive vocabulary, similes and verbs they were choosing. 

Maths

In maths, we consolidated our place value knowledge. We can now represent numbers in many different ways. Furthermore, we have compared numbers using the symbols: <  >  =, as well as learning the expanded and short written methods for addition and subtraction. Finally, the children learnt how to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. 

Topic

We studied the lives and customs of the Ancient Egyptians. We mummified dolls, made our own Canopic Jars out of clay and even invited Hobgoblin Theatre company into school to perform ‘The Curse of the Mummy!’

Other exciting news in Year 5!

Swimming was a great success, with many children making progress in the first few weeks!