This term our topic is... The Ancient Egyptians
Learning Question: Who were the Ancient Egyptians?
We will be exploring the achievements of the earliest Ancient Civilisations and when these ancient civilisations began to appear. We will also 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!
In English our class text will be 'The Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll - the same author as our last book 'Letters From The Lighthouse'.
The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey – to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse . . .
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
In Maths we will be finishing off our Fractions, Decimals and Percentages unit and then moving onto Ratio and Proportion.
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example, ]
- recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts
Ratio and proportion
Pupils should be taught to:
- solve problems involving the relative sizes of 2 quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
- solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison
- solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
- solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples