This week in school, the children have enjoyed creating Egyptian-themed dances, and planning their mystery stories set in Egypt. We have also been ‘reading’ a wordless picture book, called The Arrival, from which the children have had to make a lot of inferences in order to understand the plot.
Next week, we will be:
- Writing our mystery stories using a range of narrative techniques, such as writing in long sentences for description and short sentences for action, using dialogue, creating tension, writing with inference (show, don’t tell e.g. ‘the mother’s eyes were red and swollen’ instead of ‘the mother had been crying’)
- Continuing addition and subtraction (in Maths)
- Learning how we can be good stewards of the Earth and learning about the Harvest festival (RE)
- Doing activities for Mental Health day on Friday (RHE/PSHE)
Please find attached to this email a ‘knowledge organiser’ for the topic that we are currently learning about in school. This sheet outlines our termly coverage of the Egyptians. You will find that your child knows a lot already about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb!
How can I use the knowledge organiser at home?
The spellings to learn at home this week are:
We know that most children will know these spelling already, however in year 5 children need to be able to use these in the correct context. You could help your child by writing sentences with gaps for the missing words. We have attached two worksheets for they’re/their/there and you’re/your that you can use to support learning if you wish to. Please note that these sheets are entirely optional, and your child doesn’t need to bring any completed work back into school.
Children have been re-assessed today and will know which times table to work on at home this week. If your child knows all their times tables, please continue to practise and revise them all with associated division facts. Your child’s purple mash account is still active and has plenty of times tables games on.
Children need to read at least 5 times weekly for 20 minutes. Even in year 5, when your child may be a ‘free reader’, it is still valuable to listen to them read and to read to them.
Enjoy your weekends,
The year 5 team