It was very important to Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved. A method called mummification was developed by the ancient Egyptians. Mummification was a complicated and lengthy process which lasted up to 70 days. We worked on our collaboration skills to dress one member of our group as a mummy using only newspaper and masking tape. We had a great time!
November is the month of Holy Souls and we remember people that have gone before us. We remembered and prayed for family members that are no longer with us.
Ancient Egyptian Day
We had a fantastic day making Pharaoh inspired death masks, an Egyptian themed musical theatre session and having a Royal Egyptian feast!
Mrs Simmons visited the class to explain the parts of the Rosary and the Mysteries. We prayed one decade of the Rosary.
No Pens' Day
Year 5L had a fantastic day on No Pens' Day. We used our speaking and listening skills to play maths games and in a Philosophy for Children lesson - where we discussed the differences of being rich or poor. These are some of the questions we discussed:
Would you have more friends if you were rich or poor?
Who is more likely to say, “Money isn’t everything” – rich people or poor people?
Who are more likely to be greedy? Rich people or poor people?
Who are more likely to be rich? Greedy people or people who aren’t greedy?
Can you be rich and poor at the same time?
Our class debated the topic - ‘Should school operate a four day week?’ During the week we prepared arguments for both the opposition and proposition. In a very close debate the proposition won. Both teams worked really hard and were fantastic. Another fun filled day!
Diocese of Northampton Schools Mass
Year 5 were honoured to participate and spend the morning with other Catholic schools in the Diocese of Northampton for the ‘Year of Prayer and Vocation 2017-2018’ Mass.
We spent time learning about hieroglyphics. Using blocks, cubes, paper clips and other materials we found around the classroom, we created our names, words and simple sentences. We had to guess what our partner’s sentences were. It was great fun and taught us a lot about Ancient Egyptian writing.
Ancient Egyptian Tomb Discovery
Year 5 had an exciting morning pretending they were excavators and archaeologists. A great stimulus for writing a diary entry of Howard Carter. All the children crawled through the tunnel to find artefacts, they needed to remember as much as they could, go back to their team and draw what they had seen.
Year 5 are blessed to have musical theatre every Wednesday with a specialist teacher. The children will be challenged to improve their singing and drama skills.
PE – Tag Rugby
The children are enjoying having a rugby coach from St Paul’s working with them to perfect their tag rugby skills this term.