Year 5

Ms V Travis
Ms V Travis
Geography and History Lead
Mrs A Killick
Mrs A Killick
Music Leader
Mrs K Smith
Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Smith
Speech and Language
Mr J Holliday
Sports Coach/Teaching Assistant
Mr J Holliday

Year 5 Curriculum Projects

Year 5 Project - Pharaohs

Let’s travel back 5000 years to ancient Egypt, cruising along the Nile and entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies.

This half term, we are going to learn first-hand about the gruesome, yet fascinating, process of mummification. We’ll write a report about Howard Carter’s famous discovery and use different sources to research Tutankhamun’s tomb. We’ll also consider whether it was right to open Tutankhamun’s tomb, or whether it should have been left as it was. Our work will inspire us to write some exciting Egyptian mystery stories and non-fiction books and the internet will provide us with information to make fact files. We’ll draw Egyptian artefacts in detail, focusing on symbols and design features. Studying historical sources will help us learn more about the Pharaohs, the Egyptian gods and ancient religious beliefs. We’ll find out about the food that was eaten at the time, make some Egyptian bread and use recycled materials to build model tombs.

At the end of the project, we’ll think about how the ancient Egyptians contributed to world history, then create and present a guide about ancient Egyptian sites.

Help your child prepare for their project
It’s amazing that a civilisation from 5000 years ago still influences the way we live today, from mathematics to bowling! Why not try a variety of fruits for dessert that the ancient Egyptians would buy from their local market? You could taste juicy cantaloupes, sweet dates or flavoursome plums. You could also visit your local library to learn about the amazing world of ancient Egypt. Alternatively, use online maps to look at famous Egyptian landmarks and track the course of the Nile.

Memorable Experience - Mummification scene

History - Ancient Egypt

Art and Design - Drawing artefacts; Headwear; Hieroglyphic amulets

D&T - Egyptian food; Making tombs and pyramids

Geography - Human and physical features of Egypt; The River Nile; Tourism

Science Investigation - Why does milk go off?

Year 5 Key Information



In Year 5 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Friday every week. 

Spelling Tests will take place every Thursday


Next week we will begin a narrative unit of work, focusing on how to build suspense and tension in our writing.


Addition of more than 4-digit numbers using a formal method.
Subtraction of more than 4-digit numbers using a formal method.
Using rounding to check answers to calculations.



This week's homework is;

  • Maths Whizz - please complete either 3 progressions or 30 minutes of work by Wednesday
  • read for at least 10 minutes everyday and record in your reading record. 
  • learn your spellings for the test on Thursday - remember that you can log on to spelling shed at home
Secondary School Information
Invicta Grammar School have asked us to share this link for their Eventbrite page.
It will be of interest for those Year 5 girls who are thinking about Grammar schools.



We made Ancient Egyptian style flatbreads and enjoyed eating them with honey and dates! 






This week, we completed our unit on historical recounts, and produced double page spreads about Howard Carter's search and discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb