This term in the Year 5 bubble class, we having been leaning about Ancient Egypt. In English, we have been basing our learning around the narrative, ‘The Time-Slip Scarab’. It is a short story about a young girl who touches a scarab beetle, whilst on a trip to a museum with her school, and it takes her back in time to ancient Egypt. This week, we began the week with writing an eye-witness account, as a particpant at the Egyptian procession that takes place in the story. Have a look at Miriam’s writing below. Next, we learnt about how to use colons and semi-colons. Colons are used to expand a sentence, and semi-colons are used to link sentences that are closely related.
In Maths, we have been continuing with the Multiplication & Division strand. In Mrs Campbell and Miss Theobald’s groups, we have been learning about prime, square and cube numbers, and in Mr Gough’s group, we have been learning the 3, 6 and 9 times tables and their related division facts.
We have also been extremely busy in the afternoons too. We have found out lots of information about Cleopatra and all of the different opinions that historians have about her. Read Max’s piece of writing below, explaining why there are different representations of Cleoptara from the past. We have completed some E-safety learning in computing, and we also planned an investigation in Science, designing and building parachutes, which we will use to test out: ‘which shape parachute is the best, because it has more air resistance?’