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Term 1 - Pharaohs

Let’s travel back 5000 years to ancient Egypt, cruising along the Nile and entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies. This half term, we are going to learn first-hand about the gruesome, yet fascinating, process of mummification. We’ll write a report about Howard Carter’s famous discovery and use different sources to research Tutankhamun’s tomb. We’ll also consider whether it was right to open Tutankhamun’s tomb, or whether it should have been left as it was. Our work will inspire us to write some exciting Egyptian mystery stories and non-fiction books and the internet will provide us with information to make fact files. We’ll draw Egyptian artefacts in detail, focusing on symbols and design features. Studying historical sources will help us learn more about the Pharaohs, the Egyptian gods and ancient religious beliefs. We’ll find out about the food that was eaten at the time, make some Egyptian bread and use recycled materials to build model tombs.


In Term 1, Year 5 will be investigating number systems by learning to convert Roman numerals up to 1000 as well as reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers up to 1 000 000. Additionally, Year 5 will learn to round numbers to the nearest powers of ten before rounding, ordering and comparing decimal numbers. Year 5 will begin to develop their understanding of patterns when learning about factors, multiples, prime numbers as well as using squared and cubed numbers.

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