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Years 5 & 6

Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview

Welcome back. We hope you had a good rest over the festive period. We are looking forward to our new topic: Pharoahs.

During this topic we will be learning how Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb and looking at the treasures that he found. We will be locating where Egypt is on a world map, making Egyptain artefacts, learning how the Egyptain’s mummified people and research what life was like in Ancient Egypt. To help develop our writing skills we will learn how to write instructions, job application letters and play scripts.

We will continue to ensure that the children have a good understanding of the non-negotiables – the building blocks that support their maths learning. We will be developing the children’s reasoning skills and their ability to use and apply the mathematics they have been taught when problem solving. Please encourage them to learn their multiplication tables and their division facts as these are used in many areas of the maths curriculum. This term all of Year 5 and 6 will have access to Times Table Rockstars and many pupils have said this is a fun way to learn their multiplication tables.

Year 5 and 6 will be set homework on a Thursday and it will be handed in on a Monday. Year 6 will be set additonal homework to help them prepare for secondary school and as part of their revision for the SATs tests in May.

In the Year 5 and 6 team we have the following teachers: Mrs Koszykowska, Mrs Harris, Mrs McGarragh, Miss Stankowski and Miss Pollendine. To help the children with their learning we have: Mrs Brown, Mrs Launn, Mrs Donald, Mrs Briggs, Mrs Smith and Miss Holman.

Ideas for home learning

  • Visit a museum with Ancient Egyptian artefacts
  • Make a model pyramid from building blocks. How high can you go? How many blocks do you use?
  • Use the words “Ancient Egypt” to create an acrostic poem
  • Design your own Egyptian-style jewellery
  • Find out why animals were so important to the Egyptians



I love this class because there is always something exciting to do!