We found out about daily life in Ancient Egypt and discovered that a staple food of the Egyptians’ diet was bread. We worked in groups to follow a recipe to make Egyptian style flat bread. We enjoyed tasting and evaluating the finished product.
Next week we will test different breads that are already available and try ingredients that we could add to the recipe to make our flat breads even tastier.
After a special assembly about advent and the meaning of a Christingle, we made our own. We then lit the candles and had a Christingle service, led by Reverend Sue.
Some of the children helped the PTA sell Christmas jumpers and second hand uniform to raise money towards the Year 4 residential. They were very polite and were great at adding together totals and working out change.
Year 4 had a great day finding out about some aspects of Ancient Egypt. In the morning, they completed a quiz, answering questions about Pharaohs, pyramids, the tomb of King Tutankhamun and the Nile river; played a game of Jackals and Hounds; and made a name tag with an Ancient Egyptian name of their choice. During the afternoon, we found out about the mummification process and then went hunting in a competition between 4AF and 4SE.
We looked at some pencil drawings of animals by the photographer and artist Alan M. Hunt. The children discussed features of the artwork such as the types of lines that were used, shading, dark and light. We experimented with using lines and different grades of pencils to represent different textures. The children then chose an animal to focus on and completed a picture using the pencil skills they had learnt.
Just before 11:00 am on Armistice Day, we tuned into the Remembrance coverage on BBC1 and took part in the two minutes silence. We reflected on the sacrifices that have been made by our armed forces, so that we can be safe.
Year 4 spent some time investigating the plants, trees and animals that live on the school grounds. They used identification cards and a Woodland Trust app to name the different species that they found.
We learnt about the digestive system by carrying out a practical simulation. We used scissors to represent the incisors and potato mashers to represent the molar teeth. After the food had been chewed and mixed with saliva (water) it moved into the stomach where we added acid (orange juice) and then squashed and squeezed it. Next, the food moved into the intestines (the leg of a pair of tights) where the water and nutrients were squeezed out. Finally, we cut the toe of the tights and squeezed out what was left which represented going to the toilet.
It was a messy but fun session!!
We are very much looking forward to getting to know all of the children in Year 4 and have some exciting topics coming up across the year. This page will contain information about activities that we take part in at school, along with photographs, that we would like to share with you.
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This half term, we will have three focus topics. Please see the document above for further information.
Please see the above document for information regarding the daily routines in Year 4. Please note that PE days are on Monday and Tuesday.