Welcome to Class 5
PE: Class 5 will have two PE sessions a week. These sessions will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Please ensure your child has their full, named PE kit on these days and their kit is weather appropriate. Long hair will be tied up and jewellery will need to be removed.
Homework: The children get two pieces of homework a week. One will be Mathematics and other will be English based. This is handed out to them on a Tuesday morning and it is expected to handed in on the Tuesday morning. Children will receive 2 housepoints for handing their homework in early and 1 housepoint for handing it in on time. Each week we will work toward a whole class dojo for everybody handing in their homework.
Spellings: The children will complete a spelling test every Thursday and words will be based on statutory spellings, with additional extended word lists to support, stretch and challenge where appropriate. Children's spelling lists will be recorded in their planner each week.
The children are expected to read their school reading book every day for at least 15 minutes. This will need to be recorded in their planner. When your child has completed their book they have the responsibility to tell their class teacher, who will then allow them to change their reading book. Children will have regular opportunities to change their reading books.
We will also be encouraging children to gain reading miles by reading as much as possible. There will be a prize each half term for those children who have the most amount of reading miles.
Our topic this half term is...
Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries, mummies and kings.
You will find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discover Egypt and its fascinating culture.
Let’s unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods! You’ll make yourself a nemes and you will really look the part.
I hope you’re ready to work hard as an apprentice for Ramose; he’s the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Please help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife.
Now open the doorway to Ancient Egypt — who knows what treasures you will find?