This half term, year 5 will be learning all about the ancient Egyptians, looking particularly at the question ‘is excavation right or wrong?’ by studying the work of famous archaeologist Howard Carter in history sessions. In geography, we will be looking maps of ancient Egypt, picking out key historical sites. In art, we will be experimenting with different techniques and producing Ancient Egyptian soap carvings. In maths, we will be revisiting our place value knowledge from last year and building upon this by being introduced to 7 digit numbers. In English, our class book is ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx,’ which supports the Egyptian theme. In science, Year 5 will be investigating the properties of different materials and substances. PE will be every Friday and In Harmony music will be every Wednesday and Thursday so please ensure you have your PE kit and trumpet/trombone/baritone.