Welcome to Turtles
The Turtles Class is taught by Mrs Oldfield, supported by Mrs Evans, we are a mixed age class of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.
On Thursday afternoon the class is taught by Miss Hicks. PE is timetabled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
We work hard in Turtles Class, but we also have lots of fun!
Summer Term 2018
Our topic this term is called Who's the mummy? It is a topic based on the study of Ancient Egypt. The pupils will develop their knowledge of the period when the Ancient Egyptians were powerful in the world, comparing the Egyptian civilisation with the society of Britain at the time.
We will find out about the Egyptologists Champollion and Howard Carter and their incredible discoveries, particularly the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and the fabulous treasures found there. We will also learn about the dynasties of powerful Pharaohs, their battles, rituals and burials, symbols, hieroglyphics and the building of the pyramids.
The topic provides many opportunities for exciting art work, we will learn to draw figures in the style of the Ancient Egyptians, design and make burial masks, jewellery and canopic jars. (Please start collecting cardboard tubes and "Pringles" style tubes.)
In English we will learn the myths and tales that Ancient Egyptians told about the creation of the world and the lives of the gods and goddesses they worshipped and then write our own myths. We will also write information texts and instructions for the mummification process.
It promises to be another exciting topic.
Year 6 will continue to revise and prepare for the end of Key Stage 2 SATs tests in Maths and English. The tests will take place during the week starting May 14th, a timetable will be sent home soon.
Thank you for the support that you have given your children with the SATs past papers, that have been set as homework. Please continue to support and encourage the children for the next few weeks - the tests will soon be over.
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