This week, we learnt about the life in Ancient Egypt. We discussed why the River Nile was essential to the survival of the Ancient Egyptians. Our pieces of work already decorate one of the classroom boards.
In English, we learnt about the mummification process and the Rosetta Stone. We then wrote explanation texts on the stages of the mummification process.
In Maths, Year 5 pupils recognised the per cent symbol (%) and understood that per cent relates to “number of parts per hundred”. They then wrote percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal. Year 4 pupils recognised and wrote decimal and fraction equivalents and divided numbers by 100.
In Art, we followed instructions and practised the skills of drawing cartoon versions on an Ancient Egyptian Kind and Queen, using shapes and patterns.
In Science, we looked at sorting and classifying vertebrates into five groups: mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. We then made our own classification keys by using questions such as, ” Does it have lungs?”, “Does it have fur?”, ” Does it live on land?”