Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Egyptian Day

Egyptian Day - December 2017

Here we are making papyrus paper using strips of brown paper laid horizontally and vertically and secured with glue and water. These looked brilliant when they dried out.

We worked together to make Egyptian flatbreads using flour, yeast, salt, olive oil and honey. We had to follow the instructions ourselves and weigh out the ingredients before following the method to make the bread. We let it rise for 2 hours before shaping into rolls and baking.

We carried out some pyramid maths activities using the addition and subtraction skills that we have been using in class.

We tasted  a variety of Egyptian snacks including dried dates, figs and sultanas, grapes, pomegranate seeds and our delicious flatbread.

We had a brilliant day - thank you to all of you who volunteered to help and for helping your children look so brilliant in their costumes.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Egyptian masks

We all designed and then painted an Egyptian burial mask, just like Tutankhamun had on when his mummy was discovered in Egypt.

Looking very scary Mulberry Class!!

Christmas dinner 2017

We all had fun today having our Christmas dinner. We made hats for the occasion and each had a cracker to pull.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Magnetic Science Fair

To celebrate our learning in Science so far this year, we held a Magnetic Science Fair for Sycamore Class. We thought about all the things that we had discovered and created games for younger children to play that would help them answer questions like: Do magnets work through objects? Are some magnets stronger than others? Which materials are magnetic? Can we make a set of magnets float?

We enjoyed sharing our learning with others and we look forward to doing more of this in the future.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Our archaeological dig

We have learnt about archaeologists and what their role is. We found out Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922 in Egypt. This tombs discovery took years, and was financed by Lord Carnarvon.

We became archaeologists ourselves, and tried to find some artefacts in a tray of earth. We had to be careful, so used gloves, as well as brushes and toothbrushes to sweep away the dirt from the objects we found.

We then took notes of all our discoveries, and made observations of the objects such as what we think they are, how long they are and are they in one piece.

Everyone did a fantastic job, and found some different artefacts in the soil.

What did you find? 
What do you think they were used for?
Were all the discoveries really old objects? How do you know?