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Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Blenheim

Welcome to Blenheim Class!


Teacher: Mrs. Patterson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Inkpen

 

Blenheim
Blenheim is a popular, old English cooking apple, perfect for making Apple Charlotte. It has a nutty, sweet taste and crumbly texture and so is often served with cheese. It has a huge crop, and is often chosen by people who grow apples trees in their gardens.

 

Terms 1 and 2

Welcome to Year 5. 

Our Year 5 team are looking forward to a year of excellent learning, 

great  fun  and outstanding achievement for all!

 

 

Topic

Extraordinary Egyptians!

Terms 1 and 2 focus on the lives of the Ancient Egyptians. We will learn about gods and goddesses, pyramids and explore a range of artefacts and sources. The children will learn about life and death in Ancient Egypt and will get the chance to mummify their very own pharaoh! The topic links closely to art and DT with the children creating their own clay shabtis, making and painting a sarcophagus for their pharaoh and designing and making a sail boat to carry their pharaoh across the Nile.

 

 

English

Our English lessons are closely linked to our Egyptian topic. In term 1, the children will work in small groups to produce a non-fiction book about daily life for the Ancient Egyptians on and around the River Nile. They will also be writing narratives, following the intrepid explorer Tadeo Jones as he investigates some Ancient Egyptian pyramids.

 

During term 2, the children’s writing will focus around the discovery of pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb; including diary entries and newspaper reports. In addition to daily English lessons, children will have reading sessions, as well as weekly spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons to develop their basic skills.

 

Reading

In Year 5, children will be reading and discussing books with an adult on a regular basis and they should ensure their reading books and reading records are in school every day. We ask that all children, even confident readers who prefer to read to themselves, are heard read aloud at home as often as possible.  This does not have to be their school reading book, but anything they enjoy (eg. newspapers, TV guides, leaflets, magazines).  It would be helpful if you could write a comment in their reading record too. Children will need to show their reading choices and response to reading regularly in their Reading Response books.

 

 

 

Maths
 In terms 1 and 2, the children will continue to be set in groups for their daily Maths lessons and will cover a range of topics, including place value, addition, subtraction, multiples, factors, prime and square numbers. As children often learn different mental and written methods for number work to those you may have learned or use now, please come and ask your child’s class teacher if you would like to discuss how best to help them at home.  We will aim to give examples of relevant methods with any homework we send home too.

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