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Year 33P (Miss Parker) and 3C (Miss Creed)



The children will be writing:


  • Recount of trip

  • Write a thank you letter to Egyptians off the page.  

  • Adventure and mystery.

  • Non- chronological report on Egyptians.

  • Acrostic Poem

  • Diary entry

  • Instructions on how to mummify a dead body.

During lessons the children will be covering the elements below: 

  • Read books that are structured in different ways.

  • Use dictionaries to find meanings of words.

  • Identify common themes in a wide range of books.

  • Organise writing into paragraphs.

  • Read aloud their work.

  • Proof read their work for spelling and punctuation.

  • Use present and past tense correctly.


Writing – Handwriting, Spelling, Composition and Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation.

  • Join letters and understand that some letters are ascenders and descenders.

  • Check their own work for spelling mistakes and correct.

  • Plan and draft longer pieces writing using the characteristics and features of certain genres.

  • Organising work into paragraphs and begin to link paragraphs in their writing.

  • Challenge themselves to use adjectives, adverbs and connectives in their sentences.


Essential Knowledge


  • Designed and set up their own fair test

  • Understand what is essential to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Explain the reasons we need to eat healthily

  • Explain the reasons we need to keep active  

  • Ask questions to support discussion and deeper thinking.

  • Understand that healthy living is more than healthy eating and exercise



To be able to:

  • Investigate and compare properties of rocks and other materials.

  • Compare and group different types of rocks and group them

  • Recognise soil is made from rocks



The children are going to be learning about Egypt.


The children are learning to:

  • generate questions to find out about events in the past, what would you ask a Egyptian?

  • sequence events on a timeline.

  • understand the importance of Egyptian inventions and compare to modern life

  • understand cause and effect of main events in history.

  • understand the irrigation system used by the Egyptians.



Physical Education


  • Children can participate, demonstrate sportsmanship and develop skills in a range of competitive sports.​



We are learning to:

  • Measure accurately and compare different lengths.

  • Measure perimeter accurately.

  • Interpret data and use bar charts, pictograms and tables.

  • Solve one  step and two step problems and investigations.




We will be focusing on:


  • Reflect on, consider and celebrate the wonders and mysteries of life as it evolves.

  • Listen and respond appropriately to the views of others, when working as part of a team.

  • Children work collaboratively.

  • Begin to understand the culture of past civilizations and how life was different.



We are learning to:


  • Research, e-safety, programming Egyptian games.use computers safely, respectfully and responsibly.

  • understand who to report incidents to that happen online





We are learning to:

  •  Children can listen to, review and evaluate different types of music.

  • listen with attention Egyptian music to detail and use their research skills to locate it.

  • drumming lessons with the Music Centre.  


Art and Design


Generating Ideas: the children will study the art of the ancient Egyptians. They will be looking at a variety of images and learning about the symbolism behind the images. They will make notes and draw from the images adding their own imagination and thoughts on the design of their amulet. They will question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work.  They will have opportunities to collect visual using sketchbooks.


Making: through investigation and development of their ideas and design the children will create a card amulet. They will apply their experience of materials and processes, including drawing, developing their control of tools and techniques. They will learn how to draw from observation such as feathers and to incorporate their drawing into a final piece. 

Evaluation: The children will learn to compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others' work and say what they think and feel about them.  They will learn to adapt their design or final piece of work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further. 

Knowledge: The children will learn about the visual elements of jewelry design including the amulets such as colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape and form. They will learn about the materials and processes used in jewellery making and how these are matched to designers ideas and intentions. They will learn of the role of the jewellery designer that of ancient Egypt and that of today.  



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