Year 5

Ancient Egyptians – Autumn 1

This term, year 5 are going to be studying the Ancient Egyptians. This engaging history unit will take the children on a journey through time, to Egypt where they will learn where Ancient Egypt falls on a timeline and why the Nile was so important; they will explore the pyramids and study the role of the Egyptian Gods in their influence over believes and rituals. We will also explore the gruesome process of mummification and why it was carried out. We will explore who discovered the famous boy pharaoh – Tutankhamun. As well as learning about Cleopatra VII and her legacy!

Rivers – Autumn 2

This term we are diving into rivers! We will consolidate our understanding of the water-cycle, before following the river’s path from source to sea – learning about it’s features at each stage and how it changes the landscape as it moves. We will also take a look at the longest and shortest rivers in the world, and decide whether or not rivers should be used as a source of income.