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'From the seeds of hard work grows a tree of success'

Welcome to Year 5

Our fantastic topic this half term is..


Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and cures, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful
pharaohs and grandiose gods! Make yourself a nemes and you’ll look the part!

Become an apprentice and work for Ramose; he’s the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the

Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt– who knows what treasures you will find?




This half term, we are going to look at:

* Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.
* The River Nile and its importance.
* The Egyptian creation story and ancient Egyptian beliefs.
* Ancient Egyptian head wear and jewellery.

Science will focus on recapping previous topics such as forces and properties of materials.





Year Events

During our JIGSAW/PSHE lessons, we will be discussing puberty and changes to the body. A letter will be sent out prior to the series of lessons where you can choose for your child to 'opt out' if you would not like them to take part. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates.

Year 5 Resource List

Scholastic Book Club
Safer Internet
Phonic Play
Oxford Owl
Maths Factor
Change 4 life
My Maths
Parent Info
BBC Schools
Family Information Service, Middlesbrough
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
Toot Toot
School games silver
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold