Welcome to Year 5
Class Teacher: Mr R Hewson
Classroom Assistant: Miss R Nicholls
This term we have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians! We have imagined that we were Howard Carter discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun. We have also used our skills of historical interpretation to decide which tomb objects belonged to who. We have practised writing using hieroglyphs, and have researched the different Egyptian gods. We have also used the virtual reality headsets available in school to appreciate the wonder of the Pyramids.
We have been focusing on learning about cryptography, and understanding different ways in which messages are sent. We have had a go at deciphering messages sent by semaphore, morse code and using the Caesar cipher. We have then used this knowledge to create our own messages.
With our writing we have worked on creating our own Wishing Tale, using the Ancient Egyptian tale of Isis and Osiris as inspiration. We have practised using relative clauses in our work. In non-fiction, we have written our own explanation texts, based on the process of mummification. We have looked to include grammatical features such as modal verbs and cause and effect connectives.
We have focused on place value, such as understanding the value and order of whole numbers and decimals. We have also worked on addition and subtraction, using the column method to ensure fluency. We have also worked on problem solving and reasoning skills when adding and subtracting too.