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Welcome to Year 5

Reminders

PE Days: Tuesday (Netball - outdoors) and Friday (Gymnastics - indoors)

Outdoor Learning: Friday (same day as PE)

Homework: Reading (5 days a week minimum), Spelling, Times Tables (including TTRockstars) and Creative Journals

There are videos explaining each part of the homework inclduing some optional extras for those who wish to complete them. Use link below to the class DB Learning page. https://layer-de-la-haye.essex.sch.uk/essex/primary/layer-de-la-haye/arenas/5

Reading

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We had the author herself beam live into our classroom! Modern technology is marvellous. She read the last part of Ma'at's Feather and you could have heard a pin drop. Juliet then answers the kids question about being a writer, her books and her future writing plans. The children were brilliant.

DO WE HAVE THE CHOICE TO LIVE WHEREVER WE WANT?

This term we are exploring the question 'do we have the choice to live wherever we want?' linked to Ancient Egypt and the River Nile. We have begun by looking at the distribution of the population in modern day Egypt and why this is. We will move on to look at the following questions: 

MAIN THEME: DO WE HAVE THE CHOICE TO LIVE WHEREVER WE WANT?

Key Question: Why has the River Nile always been so important to the Egyptians?  

Ancillary question 1: What happens along the course of the River Nile?

Ancillary question 2: Why did the Ancient Egyptians depend on the annual Nile floods?

Ancillary question 3: Why was the River Nile so important spiritually to the ancient Egyptians?

Ancillary question 4: How did the building of the Aswan Dam change things for ever in Egypt?

Ancillary question 5: How is the River Nile used today?

Power Dress-up Day Photos

PE

Maths

At the moment, we are using arrays to help develop our understanding of multiples, factors, common factors, prime numbers, square and cubed numbers. We will also revisit multiplying and dividing numbers (including decimals) by 10, 100 and 1,000. We have used sentence stems to develop our understanding of factors, multiples and common factors this week (November 20th).

Homework

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Some of the Creative Journal tasks have been amazing. Thank you for effort and hard work. I have heard that some of the parents are as excited about the tasks (maybe even more excited) than the children. I will keep adding tasks which show imagination and creativity. Every year the children come up with different and ingenious ideas! Brilliant! 

English

The Year 5 have now moved onto writing Biographies about two female pharaohs: Cleopatra and Hatshepsut, who changed the course of Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Watch this space for pictures of the children's own biographies about famous females, famous Ancient Egpytian icons or famous figures from the world of space exploration. 

Grammar Morning Work

Below are a few photos of the Grammar work which the children have been completing first thing in the morning to practise some of the basics to help improve their writing. I have been impressed with the quality of the presentation from the majority of the children. 

Class Rewards

Outdoor Learning

Every week since the start of Year 5 the children have been taking part in Outdoor Learning. We have been spending time outdoors doing all sorts of different task such as: Orienteering, games, Artwork, learning about wildlife and simply appreciating the outdoors. Below are a selection of pictures from the last few weeks. 

Art

In Year 5, we have been completing an art lesson every week so far this year. We have takne part in Rob Biddulph's online art lessons, completing Creative Journal tasks and drawing self portraits based on an artist called Julian Opie. See below for a gallery of the childrens' portraits. We have recently started creating self portraits based on Ancient Egpytian artwork. 

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