Term 3 2018-19
Our learning this term
We have had a very enjoyable term studying Ancient Egypt.
We have looked at diary writing and different types of instructions. For our diary writing we watched a cartoon film about an explorer discovering a pyramid and a blue tablet that made the pyramid rise from the ground. It was a funny film and appealed to us all! We have looked at different types of instructions from how to enjoy a holiday park through to a recipe for Boy Soup!
This term, we have been focusing on shape, angles and fractions. We looked at right angles, obtuse and acute angles. We also looked at angles of turns in a circle. In our fraction work we have been looking at equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions.
This term we have been looking at diary writing and entries. The diary entry also helped us with our English writing. These were linked to our topic and we learned about Hatshepsut – the first female and longest reigning Pharaoh. We used our reading skills to compare information about Tutankhamun and Hatshepsut.
We have been sharpening our historical enquiry skills this term through studying the Ancient Egyptians. We explored the inside of a tomb, made shadufs in Technology (ask your child what a shaduf was!), and made a Sphinx from clay. We learned about Howard Carter discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun through a drama workshop and we learned about music about the gods in Ancient Egypt. We have studied the pyramids and looked at where Egypt is on a map.
We had two very exciting Science days focusing on our investigation skills. We looked at the relationship between foot size and height. We also investigated the effectiveness of a chocolate tea pot. For every experiment we carried out we planned a fair test and looked at what needed to change and what needed to stay the same.