Welcome to Year 5!
Class Teacher: Mrs Taylor
Class TAs: Mrs Dunmall and Mrs Tracey
P.E. - Wednesday (all year) and Tuesday (Term 3-6).
Swimming - Monday (Term 1 and 2)
Homework - Set on Monday and due to be returned the following Monday.
Cooking - Wednesday (Term 3)
Forest School - Friday (Term 4)
Ancient Egyptian Structures
This week we learnt about the different structures that the Ancient Egyptians built and what they were used for. We used the internet to research key information about some of the most famous structures and recorded it in our books. We discussed the difference between a pyramid and a temple. finally some of us got to design our own structure as if we were pharaohs, we even had a go at writing it's name in hieroglyphics!
Which material will be the best electrical conductor?
This term we have been learning about the properties of different materials.
This week we were focusing on electrical conductors and insulators.
We planned an investigation to answer our key question and decided which materials we wanted to test.
Then we built a working circuit and tested the different materials we had chosen.
We recorded our results in a table and then used this to write our conclusions!
Egyptian Death Masks
This term in Art we are learning about building sculptures out of papier-mâché. We decided to tie it in to our project by creating Egyptian death masks. We researched into what they were like and designed our own. This week we began building our death masks using pre-made masks, masking tape and cardboard.
We're all really looking forward to using papier-mâché to make them strong next week!
We are Archeologists!
This week in project, we got to be archeologists. We learnt that they used different types of sources to help them learn about ancient civilizations, we talked about how archeologists often found artefacts when digging for history. After that, we used our skills to excavate 'artefacts' from Ancient Egypt. We recorded what we found, what it told us about Ancient Egypt and what questions we had.
We can't wait to learn more about Ancient Egypt!
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