Year 5 & 6

/Year 5 & 6
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Year 5 and 6- Pharaohs

Let’s travel back 5000 years to ancient Egypt, cruising along the Nile and entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies. This term, we are going to learn first-hand about the gruesome, yet fascinating, process of mummification. We’ll write a report about Howard Carter’s famous discovery and use different sources to research Tutankhamun’s tomb. We’ll also consider whether it was right to open Tutankhamun’s tomb, or whether it should have been left as it was. Our work will inspire us to write some exciting Egyptian mystery stories and non-fiction books and the internet will provide us with information to make fact files. We’ll draw Egyptian artefacts in detail, focusing on symbols and design features. Studying historical sources will help us learn more about the Pharaohs, the Egyptian gods and ancient religious beliefs. At the end of the project, we’ll think about how the ancient Egyptians contributed to world history.

Let’s find out…

Year 5’s class text for the next topic is ‘The Red Pyramid’ by Rick Riordan.  We will explore reading and writing skills whilst developing our love of English through this exciting, Egyptian novel.

Year 6 will be reading ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ by Emma Carroll. which explores the story of a little girl, Lilian Kaye, and a mysterious package whilst exploring elements of Egyptian life.

Curriculum Coverage

Additional information:


5DB and 5KS (Monday afternoon)

6BT and 6MH (Friday afternoon)

Please ensure your child/ children have full kit so they are fully prepared for their sessions (For the autumn term, children need to arrive in school in their kit).

Full kit (indoor) includes:

  • Black shorts
  • White collarless t-shirt
  • Sand shoes

Full kit (outdoor) includes:

  • Warm outer layers (jogging bottoms/hoody)
  • Trainers

Waterproof layers are optional but may keep you comfortable in wet weather- we will be out come rain or shine!

Home reading books

Home reading logs are checked daily for parent signatures and children receive daily Dojo points for reading at home. Children who read five times at home, will have their names put in the raffle which will be drawn weekly.

Weekly homework

In addition to a topic homework task of your choice, maths, reading and spelling will be available on Seesaw each week.

Weekly tests

Spellings and times tables will be tested weekly.

As I’m sure you can tell, we’re going to be busy!

Keep up to date with us via our class blogs and get in touch if you need us.

Many thanks,

Year 5/6 team