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St Nicholas C of E Primary School East Challow

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Panther Class Year 5 and 6

Term 3


Term 3 sees Panther class delve into the Ancient Egyptian civilization.  In our topic literacy lessons we will be using our research skills to learn about Tutankhamun's tomb and practising our non-chronological report writing.  Our SPAG skills will be developing as we explore how to enhance our writing using parenthesis (brackets, commas and dashes) to add extra information to and up-level the quality of our writing.  We will be selecting the most appropriate punctuation and writing techniques to engage and sustain our reader's interest.  The afterlife was a key element to the Ancient Egyptian's beliefs, we will be writing instructional texts about the mummification process in addition to using our scientific knowledge to explore "All living things and their habitats"; in particular thinking about the scarab beetle.  An Egyptian's journey to the afterlife depended on how they had lived as a mortal; our PSHE lessons link with this as we will be thinking about how to make good decisions and choices and the consequences of our decisions.  In RE, our learning is based around the question 'Is anything eternal?' We will be debating and exploring this through discussing our own life experiences and those of people who follow the Christian faith. 


In Year 6 maths, our fraction journey continues and we will be linking our knowledge of decimals and percentages before moving onto algebra.  We are continuing to work on our arithmetic and calculation skills daily.  Year 5 are working to secure their multiplication and division methods before moving onto fractions.


Children need to have their PE kits in school every day; scheduled PE sessions are on Mondays and Tuesdays however occasionally we do get the opportunity to do extra PE on other days.  Having winter PE kit (jogging bottoms and a jumper) in school is essential as we will be doing outdoor PE whenever possible.