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Friday 5th June 2020


Hello Year 5 or 'salam 'alaykum' as they say in Egypt.

Today is Ancient Egyptian Day! This will give you a chance to explore life in Ancient Egyptian times, by completing lots of fun activities. As always, we would love to see how you celebrated the day and some of the amazing work you completed (we want to add some of your work to the Year 5 Gallery and our own Museum of Artifacts!).

Have fun and enjoy as you go back in time to a land of pharaohs, hieroglyphics, mummies and tombs! 


As always, we will follow the normal routine that we would cover in school! 


 Word of the Day:  Cartouche 

Look up what the word means, what word group it belongs to, place it accurately into a sentence and work out what prefixes/ suffixes could be added (remember this last one doesn't always count!). 


09:00 - 09:30: Reading.

Read your book for 15mins or more.

Complete the 60-Second Reading Comprehension 'Perfect Mummies!'Think about the types of questions and what each skill the 'dogs' are focusing on! 


09:30 - 10:30: Mathematics. Egyptian Day Themed Maths Activity! laugh

Choose one of the Mild, Spicy or Hot worksheets to have a go at! You have to use the Egyptian symbols to calculate the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums. 


10:30 - 10:45: Break/ Snack/ Exercise. 

Have a snack and try to get some fresh air if possible. 

Cricket: Practice your batting skills! You need a ball and a bat (this doesn't have to be a cricket bat, it could even be a tennis racket or even a large spoon! The ball could be a rolled up ball of scrap paper...) How many times can you bat the ball? Keep a record! What is your best score? 


10:45 - 11:15: SPaG. 

Remember to have a go at Lexia/ Spellzone! 

Have a go at the Revision Spelling Sheet: Words ending in -cious. 


11:15 - 12:15: Egyptian Day Activity! wink

Choose one of the challenges off of the Egyptian Day Grid to have a go at! Remember, we'd love to see any work you get up to, so that we can show it on the 'Museum Artifact' page! 


12:15 - 1:15: Lunch/Exercise. 

Try to get some fresh air if it is safe and appropriate to do so.


1:15- 1.30: Quiet Reading Time:

Listen to Chapter 6 of he Time Travelling Cat. A mysterious tale that will take you back to Ancient Egypt. Click on our remote audio book page. We will be using this book later on in the term. 


1:30 - 2:45: Egyptian Day Themed Activity! cheeky

Choose one of the challenges off of the Egyptian Day Grid to have a go at! Remember, we'd love to see any work you get up to, so that we can show it on the 'Museum Artifact' page! 


2:45 - 3:00: Philosophical Question. 

Today's Question: Is beauty the same for everyone?

We look forward to hearing about your responses! 


Yesterday's Q: Why do we dream?

Spend some time during dinner or at some point in the evening, discussing this with the other people at home! We're sure there will be some interesting responses. 

Mrs. Hudson: I do not have a definitive answer to this, but I do wonder if we dream to go through events that have happened in the day or if it is a way of coping with our hopes and fears. 

Miss Martin: Apparently (can't remember where I heard this fact.. maybe it something I dreamt!), we only dream of things that our brain can imagine experiencing.. Remember how you always wake when you dream you're falling? And, apparently our dreams are actually only a few seconds long! I don't know why we do though... maybe it's like a 'screensaver', when we're not properly using our brain! 


We look forward to hearing your responses! Log in on Monday for some more exciting learning.