LI: To understand the achievements of some of the earliest civilisation so with a particular focus on the Ancient Egyptians.
The children worked really hard on their learning about the Ancient Egyptians during the Autumn Term. They learned about the use of the Nile for irrigation, food and transport, the development and use of hieroglyphs for writing, the building of temples and tombs, mummification and much more.
Below are some photographs of their Ancient Egypt learning and some of their fantastic home projects.
Design & Technology
LI: To create a mechanism to hold and move water.
Did you know that a shaduf is used to move water from rivers or lakes onto land?
The children have designed, made and evaluated their mechanisms. One of their aims was to ensure that the mechanism was strong enough to hold water. The children thought of lots of different ideas on how they could strengthen their products to fit the purpose. The children thoroughly enjoyed using clay to create their buckets and to join their wood pieces together!
LI: To write a wishing tale.
The children have been reading ‘The Egyptian Cinderella.’ The children have used actions to help them remember the story. They have been exploring new vocabulary and identified different word types.
LI: To use sentences of 3 to describe.
The children have been working on information texts based on trolls. One of our aims was to tell the reader as much as we could about the troll so we looked at using sentences of 3 to describe. The children thought of lots of adjectives to describe different features of a troll and then we worked together to turn these ideas into sentences of 3.