What a great day to end our topic of the Ancient Egyptians! Today we all dressed up and did lots of fun activities to learn more about Ancient Egypt. We worked together in groups to problem solve and persevered with some challenging tasks. Our day consisted of using hieroglyphics to solve jokes, using our times table in our Egyptian maths, building pyramids using lots of different materials, making cartouches and papyrus paper, looking at shadows and making sundials and finally finishing with some artwork. A busy and exciting day enjoyed by all.
We had a busy morning during our maths lesson using the skills we have learnt during the last few weeks in our unit of measurement and length. We practiced by measuring and comparing the height of ourselves and our friends as well as the length of our arms, feet, fingers and other math challenges to measure items that we were set.
Following our Ancient Egyptian topic we had a go at mummifying a tomato to see how it could be preserved. We cut the tomatoes in half, washed, dried and cleaned them before covering them in a salt solution. Five days on and the tomatoes are still looking red with no sign of decay!
We also placed an egg in a cup of water to see how many spoonful's of salt it would take before the egg floated to the top during our STEM lesson.