Cedar Class - Key Stage 2

Terms 5 and 6 Project - Ancient Civilisations

In the Ancient Civilisations project, your child will learn about three of the earliest civilisations in the world; ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. They will study the ancient Sumerian and ancient Egyptian civilisation in detail, to discover how crucial factors like water sources and farming helped them to develop and thrive. They will find out about important inventions and the growth of cities. They will also study the lives of different people in society, including the roles of kings and pharaohs. The children will reflect on their learning by identifying the similarities and differences between the two civilisations, before studying the Indus Valley civilisation independently. They will explore sources of evidence about the location of the Indus Valley, cities and trade, and note the reasons why historians know less about the Indus Valley than other ancient civilisations. The children will then compare all three civilisations, before learning about the causes and consequences of each civilisation’s decline. They will also consider whether or not these civilisations left a lasting legacy.

Class Text

Secrets of a Sun King – Emma Carroll

Memorable experience

What is a civilisation?

Innovate challenge

Exploring the Indus Valley civilisation

History

Features of civilisations; Ancient Sumer; Ancient Egypt; Indus Valley civilisation; Artefacts; Timelines; New inventions and technology; Everyday life; Social hierarchy; Significant leaders; End of ancient civilisations

English

Stone Age Boy, The Creature, Chocoplot

Science

Electrical Circuits and Conductors

 

Memorable Experience

We will be starting our project by doing an immersive experience through ‘Now Press Play’ which will throw us into the lives of the Ancient Egyptians, using wireless headsets.  

           

PE – Tuesday and Thursday: Please ensure that children arrive on Tuesdays and Thursdays in their PE kits and bring a named water bottle with them on these days.

 

Home learning

Reading Books

We hope that you will be able to read with your child for at least 10 minutes per day. Every Thursday we will have a library session during which your child will choose a new reading book to take home or continue with one they are already reading.  Books cannot be changed for a new text unless the previous one is returned.

 

Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots

Please use your username and password to log into the platforms (it is the same for both).  Here you can practise your number bonds and times tables. Certificates will be given out in Celebration Assembly on Fridays.

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Time table practice. A specific times table will be set by your teacher weekly

https://numbots.com/ - Number bond practice.

 

Diagnostic Questions Quiz

A quiz linked to our week’s maths activities can be found on https://diagnosticquestions.com/ These will be set weekly for each group. We have had some issues with our previous codes, please use the new code related to the maths group your child is in to sign up for an account:

Orange: SC-HCZ84DDH4YIZ

Green: SC-TE33VHD7RJMB

Purple: SC-GA2RAY9R2M9I

Blue: SC-VAV7M0VGCIEF

 

Topic

Topic homework will be set on Satchel One. You can pick from a range of projects, and it is expected that four will be completed over each half term. You can bring your homework into school to show the class. Your child’s wonderful work will either then be returned or displayed in the classroom. We can’t wait to see your amazing home learning!

 

Everyday

Your child will need to bring in a healthy snack (a piece of fruit or veg) everyday for break, and a full water bottle.

Please keep an eye on the school newsletters, especially the ‘Dates for the Diary’. We will keep updating the school website throughout the term so make sure you have a look to see your child’s amazing learning!

 

Prayer Spaces

Prayer spaces in schools enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way.

Every day our children are given the opportunity to take the time to reflect on a question, thought or prayer in their own way. Below are some examples of our daily reflections.

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Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Home Learning 04th Jan 2022 Download
Knowledge organiser 30th Mar 2020 Download