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Year 5 Brazil

Welcome to Brazil Class 

Class teachers — Miss Rickell and Mrs Norris 

Teaching Assistants — Miss Todd 

Welcome to year 5 – we hope you had a lovely summer. 

Our focus for the 1st half of the Autumn term will be History where will be studying the Ancient Egyptians Some of the key questions that we will be answering are: 

What was life like in Ancient Egypt? 

Why was the River Nile important? 

What was the role of the Pharaoh? 

What does mummification tell us about Ancient Egyptian beliefs? 

We are looking forward to bringing our learning to life through our Egyptian day on Tuesday 21st September when we will be welcoming History off the Page to lead our day. 

Please see the knowledge organiser below to discover the key knowledge and vocabulary we will be learning in this History unit. 


In English, this term, we will be writing a narrative based on the book Gorilla and writing a report about the Ancient Egyptians. In Maths, we will be exploring place value and will learn to read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit 

Brazil class will have their P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, please make sure that your child comes in their full P.E. kit on these days (including footwear). No earrings are allowed during P.E. lessons so if your child can not remove their earrings themselves can you please make sure that they arrive at school with no earrings in on those days, thank you.    

We will continue to use Accelerated Reader in year 5, where children have to complete quizzes based on their books. To encourage children to read at home we will be introducing a reward system. Every time that a child has read at home, they will receive a raffle ticket. Each Friday raffle tickets will be selected, and small prizes will be given. They will also be rewarded for every 10 reads. 

Homework will also include weekly spellings, TT Rockstars and Doodle. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to one of the Year 5 members of staff.