Welcome to the Greta Thunberg class!
This year we have named our classes based on inspirational from around the world and from throughout history.
We are a mixed Year 5/6 class this year and children are encouraged to reach the stars and to strive and achieve the best that they can.
Myself, Mr Bashford, will be teaching the class for the majority of the week. On a Monday, Mrs Clift will be teaching the class. During two half-terms we have specific conferencing time that will be covered by Miss Drage, as I work 1:1 with all children on their own personal targets and development, specifically linked to 'catch-up curriculum' due to COVID-19 impact.
Our three topics this year are:
- Autumn - World War Two
- Spring - South America
- Summer- Ancient Egypt
As most of you know already, I love to have a great link and relationship with all children and their families, so please feel free to contact me whenever you need to and I will always help however I can. Use the email address below:
We can't wait to have a fantastic year together!!
Our learning topic for the Summer term is 'Ancient Egypt'. This 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!
Below are a range of links to different websites, videos and games/activities to help inspire your learning! Enjoy!
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.