Welcome to Year 5. Our teacher is Mrs. Aslett. We will also be taught some of the time by Mr. Saxilby. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Lovely.

I really like the reading area in class because it looks nice and is comfy.

During English in Autumn 1, we will be writing some poetry linked to our Topic. We will also be writing an adventure story using video clips and book extracts. We will work hard to apply all the grammar skills we learnt in Year 4 and develop some new ones. Finally we will write some instructions based on mummification!

During Maths in Autumn 1, our topics will be place value, decimals, addition and subtraction, angles, perimeter and area.

Our Topic for Autumn 1 is ‘Pharaohs’. This is all based around the ancient Egyptians. We will learn lots about what Egypt was like in the past and how people lived. We will be able to try out some mummification as well as use some clay skills. We will finish with an Egyptian feast!

Our Science topic for Autumn 1 is ‘Materials and their properties’. We will be looking at different materials and developing vocabulary to describe their properties. We will work scientifically to investigate these properties.

Mrs Anderson will be teaching PE and PSHE on a Monday afternoon.

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. We will need full PE kit on both those days so that we can all enjoy our lesson safely. 


Autumn Term 1 


Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods!


Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt- who knows what treasure you will find?


Our topic will include:

  • History
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Geography

Homework Ideas:

Create a fact file about the river Nile and compare it to other famous world rivers. Include photographs and wow your classmates by showing them the range of amazing animals that live in and by the river.

Find out who or what ‘Ka’ was. Design a colourful symbol that might represent ‘Ka’ in Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Make a model pyramid from building blocks – how high can you go? Photograph your achievement and record the number of blocks you used.

Use the words ‘ancient Egypt’ to create an acrostic poem.

Make flatbread and serve it to your family with authentic Egyptian dips or salads. Find out more about the food of ancient Egypt.

Visit a museum exhibition on ancient Egypt and write a recount of your trip. Bring back souvenirs to show your class.

Design your own 2-D or 3-D Egyptian-style jewellery.

Use hieroglyphics to write a message to a friend or family member. Can they crack your Egyptian code?

Make an illustrated scroll to show the journey to the afterlife.

Find out why animals were so important to the Egyptians. Create an information collage to show your findings, combining text and images.

Find out what happened to Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh

Kacey: “I’m looking forward to getting to know my teacher.”

Lily: “I’m looking forward to the Egyptians topic because it is really fun.”

Information and reminders

  • PE kit needs to be in school every day (especially Monday and Thursday)
  • We have PE with Mrs Anderson on Monday.
  • Spellings are given out at the start of the term and there will be weekly tests on a Friday.
  • Home learning is sent out at the beginning of term and can be brought in at any point throughout the term. We would like a minimum of one piece per term.
  • Children need to regularly practice their multiplication tables. By the end of Year 5 we should know all their multiplication facts and also the matching division facts. There are some fantastic games online to help practice these.
  • Reading tokens will be given to children who read 3 times. It is important that we try to read every night.
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