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St Nicholas C of E Primary School East Challow

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Panther Class Year 5 and 6

Panther Class


As the children come towards the end of their primary education, Panther class offers

many opportunities for them to continue to develop their academic and life skills.


Opportunities such as a 5 day outdoor adventure residential,

cycle proficiency training, visits to IMPS and Junior Citizen

complement Academy-wide opportunities such as the Mini Speaks competition.


Alongside all of this the children explore a variety of

History, Geography, Science and D&T focussed topics as well as

strengthening their maths, reading and writing skills in order to be well prepared

for their transition to secondary school.

Spring Term Update: Ancient Egypt


Term 3 sees Panther class delve into the Ancient Egyptian civilization. 


In our history 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.