Year 4 – Walk Like an Egyptian
This term in Year 4 we have been busy learning about the Ancient Egyptians and discovering what life may have been like over 4000 years ago. During the topic we have learnt about the key dates in the history of Ancient Egypt and ‘freeze framed’ some of these dates. We learnt about the importance of the River Nile to Egyptians, and made our own Shaduf so we could see how the Egyptians would have watered their crops. During our Egyptian Theme day, we all dressed in Ancient Egyptian style clothing and learnt about writing hieroglyphics like a scribe, made our own jewellery and even tried some Egyptian style food and drink.
On 1st March, we were visited by Charlie at Wild Aid, who came to talk to us about different species of birds. During his visit, we created our own bird feed recipes and put them in the school garden to see which were the most popular ingredients. In the afternoon, we also made our own bird feeders.
Over half-term, Year 4 were given the mission to create their own Amazon Rainforest by researching the different features and adding these to their own design. The children were told they could design their project in any mode they liked and the designs they came up with were amazing, ranging from cakes, to 3D posters, to rainforests in boxes.
Life education Bus
On Thursday 6th December, we had a very special visit from the Life Education Bus, where we learned all about the human body and what we can do to look after it. We looked at the special model ‘Tammy’ and the different parts of her body lit up. We also followed Harold and his friends on their journey around a theme park and took a visit to ‘Conformatron’ where the rule was that everybody was the same. This showed us how important it was to embrace everyone’s unique qualities.
Egyptian Class Assembly
During our Egyptian topic in Autumn Term, we enjoyed showing our parents what we had learned throughout our topic during our ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ class assembly. We even had a ‘real life’ Mummy to demonstrate how Egyptian bodies were mummified after death.
The Christmas Period
Over Christmas, we took part in lots of fun and festive activities, for example, our school nativity where we played the scene of the Census Office. We also enjoyed a Christmas dinner as a whole class with Christmas crackers, hats and jokes. During our class party, we also enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas himself.