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We have been working really hard this term and have produced some excellent work.  Much of it is displayed in our room so please do come and have a look.

In English, Year 6 are working incredibly hard to develop their research skills and are using Egypt as their focus. Year 5 have been looking a persuasive writing and are now learning about Greek myth and legends. They will be writing their own myth later on in the term.

Our Combined Studies this term will be 'The Egyptians' (see overview attached below). Although it will be a very busy Term, we hope to organise a workshop so the children can participate in activities which give them opportunities to experience life as an Egyptian.  We will be researching the features of daily life, settlement and beliefs and look at the differences between life then and now.  We will study the geography of Egypt including its location in the world and the importance of the Nile River to Egyptian civilization both then and now.  We will create examples of Egyptian ancient artefacts and look at how the Egyptians measured time and watered their crops.

Our PE day is Friday and Mr Ward will be taking us. We have been participating in lots of sporting events this term, including netball, tag rugby, cross country and football. Swimming begins this term for the next 10 weeks.
English homework is set on a Friday and should be returned to school the following Tuesday. Maths homework goes out on a Wednesday and then should be returned the following Monday. Spellings should be learned for Wednesday. We will also be having additional Talk Homework. This will be given out on a Monday and will be needed to be discussed before our writing lesson on Friday.

Even though children in Year 5/6 like to read on their own, it is still important that they read regularly to an adult at home so that they can discuss their thoughts and feelings about what they have read.