Topic: Ancient Egypt
This term, our topic is Ancient Egypt. We will compare the life of Ancient Egyptians to present day life. We will explore the hierarchical society of Ancient Egypt including the technology and techniques of farming and hunting, and how this changed over time. We will also see how Egyptians worshipped, used hieroglyphs, mummified wealthy people and constructed pyramids. Our History topic will also link closely to our Geography topic of rivers, as we will be learning about the Nile River and making comparisons with rivers found in the UK. The exciting world of Ancient Egypt will be explored through looking deeply at key vocabulary, which you can see below.
For the vocabulary related to this topic and subjects please look at the attached vocabulary chart.
In maths we will work on multiplication and division
We will also continue to practise a range of arithmetic methods through Number and Lightning.
Vocabulary: divide, times, multiply, share, groups of, lots of, remainder
Book: The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley
Blurb: The dramatic and moving Cornish tale Mowzer; the cat, and Tom, the old fisherman, who brave the fury of the Great Storm Cat to try and save their village.
We will use this book to look at illustrations, legends and how the book is written from the cat's perspective. We will write a song based on the book and write from Tom's perspective.
In Reading, we will learn the skill of visualisation whilst still practising background knowledge, asking questions and making predictions.
In Topic, some of our writing will be linked to our Ancient Egypt topic, including; writing a set of instructions for a mummification, as well as writing a chronological report on how the pyramids were built.
We will be learning about how we see things using lights, how light reflects off surfaces and how shadows are made.
PSHE: Health and Wellbeing
In PSHE we will be learning about how a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity, a balanced diet, and rest and relaxation. We will explore our identities through groups we belong to, and how our strengths can be used to help others. We will learn how to solve problems by breaking them down into achievable steps.
Other curriculum areas:
Computing - Algorithms and debugging
Geography - Rivers
History – Ancient Egypt
PE – Dance, Tennis
RE – Incarnation - Who is a Muslim and how do they live?
French – Core units
Important diary dates:
22/2/21 - Back to school
4/3/21 - World Book Day
4/3/21 - World Book Day special menu
12/3/21 - Red Nose Day
12/3/21 - Red Nose Day special menu
25/3/21 - Last day of term