Welcome back to the Summer 1 term, it doesn't seem five minutes since I was writing to you about Spring 2! The Spring term had been very busy but wonderful. As part of our SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage ) project we planted 500 plants in our peace garden. Our caterpillars have been amazing to observe and we await the emergence of the butterflies. One of our chicks hatched on the last Thursday of term and we hope the others will soon follow. We now have about 5 stick insects. Although the weather does not feel very Summery at the moment of writing, I can see buds on daffodils and a bit of blue sky so we can be optimistic! Our topic for this half term is the ancient Egyptians. The children will be learning to:
- Consider the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of Ancient Egypt
Our launch activity is a trip to Doncaster Museum for a "What No Mummies!" workshop, which sounds great fun and very interesting.
Linked to our topic we will learn to write biographies based on the life of Howard Carter who discovered King Tut's tomb. Our art lessons will also centre around this ancient Egypt and we will focus on charcoal drawing and making amulets..
In R.E. we will look at the Hindu faith.
In maths we begin the term with decimals and percentages (so we can work out the sale prices!)
Swimming lessons have started well and these will continue until the end of this school year.
So it looks like it's going to be a very busy half term but I'm looking forward to it and hope you enjoy hearing all about it.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 19th February trip to local smallholding - bring your wellies!
Thursday 22nd February swimming lessons start
Friday 2 March dress up for World Book Day
Tuesday 6th March day at Potteric Carr
Wednesday 14 March Parent Evening
Friday 16 March Creative Homework afternoon 2.30 (lower school 2.00)
Wednesday 21 march Mother's Day Lunch
Thursday 22nd March Easter Church Service led by year 5
On Wednesday 17th January a group of year 5 went to Sir Thomas Wharton Academy to participate in the indoor athletics tournament. We had worked hard before going honing our athletic skill, on the day, even though we didn't win, everyone gave their best and had a great time, so proud of what we did achieve, well done to everyone who took part and thanks to the parents who helped with transport.
As you may be aware, last year we had some chickens hatch in our classroom as part of our life-cycle topic. Our cockerel had to go to a new home as he became rather noisy! Year 5 currently look after our remaining three chickens: Popcorn, Peppercorn and Piri. Please do visit them in their coop - they enjoy being given fresh grass. I will be sending consent forms home for any children who would like to participate in helping to clean and feed the chickens.