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All Wrapped Up with our Ancient Egyptian topic…

Our Ancient Egypt Week has come to an end, bringing the topic to a close with some fun. Year 5 have had a great week, creating amazing canopic jars (organs included), performing the mummification ritual, and presenting their OUTSTANDING Egyptian projects – we’re truly blown away with the effort and creativity. We’ve had friction fun, cartouche creations and painting hieroglyphic messages. Hopefully the children have learnt plenty along the way!

‘Save the Planet’ Poster Competition

Over February half-term, we would like the children create a ‘Save the Planet’ poster. This will be a whole school competition, and the Year 5 team have decided to give the children half-term to do this. The more creative, colourful, and informative it is, the better! This will be due in on Tuesday 28th February. We look forward to seeing their posters! Maths homework (pages 2 & 3) has also been set to be in for 28.2.23.

On return from half-term (week beginning 27.2.23), it will be Science Week: the theme is We Are the Future, and most of our lessons will be based around this. If you manage to do anything Science-based over half-term, then please let us know (pictures, notes etc). This will also tie in with World Book Day that week on Thursday 2nd March.

We hope everyone has a lovely, restful half-term 😊

An Extraordinary Egyptian week…

Year 5 have had an amazing week: creating clay canopic jars, presenting their outstanding projects and having a visit from a real-life Egyptologist for the day! We have well and truly got stuck into our Ancient Egyptian topic, and the children have enjoyed every minute. The costumes were phenomenal!
Though it’s sad for the topic to be coming to a close, the children really have got stuck into the world of Ancient Egypt, and they have hopefully gained some memorable experiences to stick with them for life.

Please do have a peek at our next ‘Spielberg in the making’, and visit his YouTube channel to see his amazing video project:

Astwood News Anubis with Sam Baxter – YouTube

Rocket launch… BLAST OFF!

After a failed attempt on Wednesday, we managed to launch our vinegar & bicarbonate soda rockets today. It was fab to see them shoot off into the sky…

A fab trip to the National Space Centre!

Year 5 have had the best day at the Space Centre! We were lucky enough to drive round a Mars Rover, watch an amazing planetarium show, and even see a real-life rocket (plus much, much more)! It was great for us to see their enthusiasm and engagement, and we’re proud of how well they conducted themselves out of school. We hope they come home telling you all about what they’ve seen, and we really hope they enjoyed themselves. What a great way to round off our fantastic two topics!

‘Out of this World’ Projects!

The Year 5 team just wanted to say a huge thank you to the parents and carers for supporting your children in creating such fantastic, ‘out of this world’ projects! We appreciate the time and effort you must have gone through to support your children in creating such a variety of brilliant projects, and as you can see in the pictures, the outcome is excellent. We are so proud of our wonderful Year 5 classes.

Autumn 2 Spellings are uploaded…

Hi everyone,

The spellings for Autumn 2 Half-Term are now uploaded in the Homework and Spellings tab. It is just an overview sheet, providing you with the weekly spellings. If you require any extra sheets or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Many thanks,
Year 5 Team

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