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Our learning this term...





Our theme this term is Ancient Egypt. 

We will be exploring the achievements of early ancient civilisations and looking at where and when these ancient civilisations began to appear. We will be doing an in depth study of Ancient Egypt. We will learn about Egyptian artefacts, Egyptian pyramids, daily life, mummification, and lots of fun art and DT projects! 




To kick start our Egyptian topic this term we are going to begin with looking at traditional tales, specifically The Egyptian Cinderella. We will also compare this version with other versions of Cinderella, such as the Brothers Grimm Cinderella. 

Children will have the opportunity to write their own traditional tale based on The Egyptian Cinderella.


Later on in the term we will be reading the text 'There's a Pharaoh in our bath!' by Jeremy Strong.

Tony Lightspeed is always bringing home sick and injured animals, so when he turns up with an unconscious man dressed from head to toe in rather stinky bandages, his family aren't too surprised. But then they discover that the man is an ancient Egyptian named Sennapod, who has been dead for over 4,000 years...


The children will have the opportunity to write stories based on this text and also write non-fiction pieces about the ancient Egyptian civilisation. 




This term we will be looking at the topic of Living things and their habitats. In this topic we will be focusing on:

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals


This term in maths we will be looking at Multiplication and Division. We will be continuing on from our learning of this in Term 2 and begin to progress to written methods.

Later on in the term, we will then move onto fractions and decimals and percentages for Year 5.