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Welcome to our Year 5 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.

 

Year 5 swim on Tuesdays, and have PE on Thursdays.

 

If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email Year5Teacher@ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk or call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.

Half Term Project Details and Homework Ideas - Pharaohs

 

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 ancient artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. Make yourself a nemes and you’ll really look the part. Become an apprentice and work for Ramose, the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt. Who knows what treasures you will find?

 

This project runs for the first half of the Summer term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home. 

 

Below is a list of ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.

  •  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.  

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

At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.

Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed

Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete

Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete

Class Assembly Dates

Here are the dates for our class sharing assemblies this year, we hope you will come and join us at 9am in the hall.

  • TBC

School Trips

Year 5 will be visiting the following:

  • TBC
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