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Good Afternoon Year 5!


This term, as part of your reading learning, you are required to use Bug Club everyday for 30 minutes and then spend the other 30 minutes of your reading session to complete another reading activity we will provide.


When using Bug Club, it is important you are answering the questions carefully, by referring to the text to find the correct evidence to support your answers. Your teachers will be monitoring your answers carefully, so ensure you are putting in the same effort that you would at school.


When answering reading comprehension and vocabulary questions, remember to be using taught techniques from school and annotate the questions and text, remembering to also refer to the text in your answers to support your points. A good tip is to read the questions first before you read the text, so you have a rough idea on where the clues for the questions and answer may be. 


It is important you are reading everyday to help you develop your reading skills as well as learn new vocabulary, which will make your spoken language and writing even better! These skills will help you later on in life and out of school, not just for your learning in school so please ensure you are reading regularly. 



Bug Club website link . 


LO: To research how mummies were made.

This week you will be writing instructions on how to make a mummy. The dead, ancient Egyptian buried in a tomb type mummy. A morbid but fascinating topic, I know, but you get to write exactly how it’s done!


Today you will research the information using the images from our Ancient Egypt text as well as a video of a boy who explains it via a weblink. The information for your research is available the via the PDF document uploaded below. Make notes as you go, taking care to include all equipment/materials necessary for mummification as well as how it is done. 



Please use the link above to access the daily Maths lessons on BBC Bitesize. When you click on the link, you will see various subjects, click Maths and follow the instructions on the screen. Home learning focus will be on there daily. Each lesson will include a variety of activities, worksheets and videos. Complete all your learning in your book and Seesaw the work you have been doing daily, after self-marking the activities (answers will be found under the relevant activities). 


Once you have finished your learning on BBC Bitesize, it is crucial you spend at least 20minutes on MyMaths or Times Table Rockstars (swapping between them each day), to ensure you are reviewing your learning and revising your maths skills making them stronger. Please let your teachers know on Seesaw if you are struggling to log on. 


My Maths website link .

Times Table Rockstars website link . 


LO: To study a key figure during Ancient Egyptian times.

You will be writing a biography on one of the pharaohs of your choice.


You need to:

1. Go through the PowerPoint.

2. Choose a pharaoh that you will be writing a biography on.

3. Do your own research on your chosen pharaoh.

4. Write a biography on your chosen pharaoh (using the information on the PowerPoint and your own research). Remember: we have written biographies for English in Autumn 2 when studying Charles Dickens. However, for support, recap features of biography (on slide 23). Also, look at the biography example provided to give you an idea on what your biography should be like.

Good Morning Year 5!