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Welcome back after a mostly warm and sunny Easter break. It's great that this weather has continued for our first week back and if it stays like this it's worth remembering water bottles, hats and maybe even sunscreen!

We have already got going with our new topic for this term — The Ancient Egyptians.

In Literacy we have been reading one of our associated texts, the 'Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess'. So far we've been introduced to the main character Topher, his dad and the mysterious cat. We have been examining the rich inference in the text to this point and being detectives to try to spot all of the clues!

In Maths we looked at using place value to help us with adding and subtracting numbers of up to 6 digits and then extended and applied this knowledge to help us with rounding numbers up to the nearest 100,000.

Science this week saw the year 5s looking at the effect that heat has on many different types of food — some melt whilst others solidify. Some of these observed changes we found to be reversible but many were irreversible changes where we were unable to recreate our original foodstuffs.

We started to look at what we would like to explore and find out about our topic of ancient Egypt and discovered that as a class we possessed quite a lot of knowledge already! We are going to use our computing lessons to work collaboratively to create and edit a wiki all about the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.

Our PE time has changed for this term and we will be having our Sportscape session on a Thursday morning now. Kits should still be in for the duration of the week however for any additional sessions that we have.

We are looking forward to Mr Bolton, the Head of Art at Brine Leas, coming to see us soon to spend a day with us — I wonder what fantastic art project he has for us to undertake?

Have a great weekend.

Mr McLean

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