I have had a few queries regarding homework. I will be sending out spelling and times table homework each week. Due to safety concerns around passing documents between school and different households, I would appreciate it if this homework was not handed back in. Despite this, it is still important to complete the weekly homework as it will help your child with their learning in class.
Our PE days are Thursdays so please ensure your child wears the appropriate kit on this day. As we are reaching the winter months, you may want to consider providing your child with black or grey tracksuit bottoms in addition to their Knowle jumper.
Your child can also access myon reading at home and times table rock stars. If your child cannot remember their log in details, just drop me an email or speak to me at the start/end of the day.
Our Summer term topic
Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt! In our English lessons, we will be looking at various non-fiction, fiction and poetry linked to our topic. We will also continue to use and apply our understanding of grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.
In maths, we are continuing with our fractions unit and then we will be looking at area and perimeter.
Our new topic is going to be a fantastic learning opportunity for the children and we are going to find out so much historical knowledge, information about their civilisation, how and why they used the River Nile and the land, and what we have learnt about them from a range of fascinating artefacts and archaeological discoveries!
Year 5/6 Reading Stimulus - The Red Pyramid
During the Summer Term, we are studying Ancient Egypt during our Topic lessons. Within our English lessons, we are reading the much loved story by Rick Riordan - The Red Pyramid, as a stimulus for our reading and writing. The story follows Carter and Sadie, who since the loss of their parents have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.
Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them–Set–has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe–a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
I know the children will be hooked with the book from the very first chapter and I'm positive we will create some wonderful writing. We will look at how Rick has described Carter and Sadie's experiences and used vivid vocabulary as well as similes and personification to create some incredibly detailed versions of our own. Soon you will be able to take a look at the wonderful work we have produced.
Below are a range of links to different websites, videos and games/activities to help inspire your learning! Enjoy!
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