It has been an excellent start to our Ancient Egypt topic. The children have been travelling back through time and finding out what life was like in this ancient civilisation. We have looked at different sources to find out what life was like for people in that time. We learnt all about the social pyramid and the roles in which people played. We were surprised to learn that most Egyptians followed in their families footsteps and never really moved up or down the social pyramid.
We have studied a key text called Ma'at's Feather. In this story we find out about a young boy called Qen who makes a terrible decision and is forced to change his life forever. The children have written diary extracts about particular moments in his life and shown empathy for his situation. We are looking forward to the author of this book coming in to see us soon.
In PE, we have been working on different dance routines. We have began to learn a routine all about the famous boy king, Tutankhamun. We are hoping to share this in the future. We have also been developing our games skills and have been working together in teams.
In Numeracy, we have strengthened our understanding of fractions and decimals. The teachers are pleased with how quickly the children have grasped the concepts. We have been improving our problem solving and reasoning skills along the way and becoming more confident in this area.
In science we have completed our unit on electricity. We have carried out investigations to identify good insulators and conductors. We have drawn simple circuits and labelled diagrams.