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(Year 5 & 6) 

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Autumn Term 2019


This term our project is....

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

As part of our project we will be focusing on the key concepts of Power, Wealth and Influence with a history focus on ancient Egypt. We are looking forward to finding out about this powerful and wealthy ancient civilisation, as well as how it has influenced our lives today.

In English, we are reading the text 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. It is about two brothers, Damian and Anthony, who find a bag of money. What will they do with this sudden wealth? Will their actions be influenced by Damian's obsession with 'being excellent' and his knowledge of saints? We are looking forward to reading on to find out what happens next...

In Maths, we have been revising and consolidating our knowledge of place value. We have worked on knowing what each digit represents, ordering, comparing, reading and writing numbers up to ten million. We have been playing lots of games with our partners to help us with this.
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BMX Workshop

On Friday 13th September, we had a BMX stunt champion, Mike Mullen, in school to demonstrate his skills and explain to us the importance of having a growth mindset if you want to achieve something. The day started off with a brilliant assembly followed by a demonstration of his skills and then workshops for Year 5 & 6 when we got to have a go on the bikes. It was fantastic!


We wrote newspaper reports in English based on the missing bag of money in our class text 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Our Class Assembly - Friday 18th October
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Our trip to the British Museum

On Friday 8th November, all of KS2 went on a trip to the British Museum in London to see the Egyptian galleries. It was an early start to the day but we had a fantastic time and it was great to see real-life mummies, sarcophagi, mummification tools and huge statues. We also got to see the Rosetta Stone which has enabled us to know what hieroglyphics mean. As well as this, we were given a special talk by an Egyptology expert who talked us through the scientific processes of mummification and why it was used to preserve the dead in ancient Egypt. Overall, it was a brilliant day!