Morpurgo Class

Miss Bethany Bailey

Morpurgo class teacher and Science Lead

bbailey@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Mrs Elaine Glanfield

Teaching Assistant

eglanfield@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk
Wonder of the Week Summer 2
 
Nell for focusing on her work and trying hard on personal targets.
Gracjan for always having a positive attitude to learning.
Henryk for the commitment he shows to his learning.
Eoin for persevering with his handwriting.
Lamis for being a focused learner.
Oliver for always completing all of the home learning tasks!
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Our Learning This Term:
 

Our topic for the whole of the Summer term is ‘Ancient Egypt.’ We will be looking in depth at the achievements of this ancient civilisation. The children will learn about how and where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important in the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies were made. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphics to communicate and compare the powers of different gods. We will be writing wishing tales based on ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. After this, we will be writing recounts and newspaper reports about King Tutankhamun. Mathematics will cover investigating statistics, visualising shape and exploring change. 

Art will link to our topic as we will be making Egyptian masks. Our RE work will start with Easter followed by Pentecost. We will have half an hour weekly French lessons. In science, we will be focusing on how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. The children will also learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey of our school.