This term, year 6 have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We have enjoyed many activities! We staged a mummification, where a willing volunteer from each class got ‘mummified’. There was lots of fun with toilet paper and ‘brain hooks’. We continued to learn about the mummification process by mummifying tomatoes. We will leave these and open some of them in December to see what has happened. We have looked at the timeline of the Ancient Egyptian era, located Egypt on the world map and discussed the ethics of excavating artefacts and human remains.
In science, we have been learning all about the human body, including the heart and the lungs. We made blood smoothies and learned how oxygen travels around the body. We then investigated the process of osmosis by leaving a jelly snake in water for 24 hours. They looked very different the next day!
In maths, we have been focusing on place value and the four operations. We have done a combination of Year 5 and Year 6 content to ensure that the children are secure with their understanding of these areas.
In English, we have focused on The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy as well as diary entries. We are going to be writing a diary from the point of view of Howard Carter after he had discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb. Can you tell that we have been focusing on our tenses this week?
Here are some of our tense jokes….
The past, present and future had a fight – it was tense!
I was in an English exam and they asked “Write the past tense of ‘Think’”
I thought and thought about this for ages.
Eventually, I went for ‘Thunk’.