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Welcome to Year 5 

This term our topic is 'Pharaohs'. We are learning all about ancient Egypt and the river Nile . Among other things, we will be finding out how and why people were mummified, writing in hieroglyphics and learning why the Nile was (and still is) so important to the Egyptian people.

Our science work is all about properties of materials. We have been investigating different types of solid and liquids and discussing their properties. We are starting to expand our vocabulary of scientific words for describing the properties of materials. We will be carrying out different investigations including, 'Which carrier bag is the strongest and why?'

Our class book this term is 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' by J.K. Rowling. We are enjoying reading about Harry's adventures at Hogwarts and have talked about the similarities and differences between the book and the film.


Look at our class page on Class Dojo for weekly updates about what we are doing in class!