Year 4 Blog

Mummification October

Posted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Fri, October 19, 2018 21:10:15

This week Year 4 have learnt about the mummification process. We watch a couple of videos as well as a song to help us learn about it.

After that we put pictures into the correct order and wrote sentences about them. once this had been done, we did a little experiment to mummify an apple. We will find out next week what the apple looks like.

We put a piece of apple into a cup and covered it with salt and bicarbonate of soda. This reprints natron which is what the Ancient Egyptians used.

Times TablesOctober

Posted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Thu, October 18, 2018 10:45:51

Here are a couple of web sites that we have used in school to aid our times tables learning.

Hit the Button (Just type this into the search engine. It's a Top Marks game) - This has various steps for each times tables, including an activity against the clock.

Restart the HeartOctober

Posted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Thu, October 18, 2018 10:44:05

This week Georgie's mum, who works at the RUH inBath, came into school to talk to us about the Restart the Heart initiate.

We learn about how to dial 999, how to put someone in the recovery position and we used portable dummies to practice CPR

We all had a lot of fun learning about these important skills.

Afterwards some of the parents came in to learn these skills too.

Teamwork Task October

Posted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Tue, October 16, 2018 20:30:25

This week we have started to plan our non chronological report about Ancient Egypt. We started by working together to put an example report back together. We had to read the sentences and decide which sub headings they should go under. We also thought about the title and the opening sentences.
To make it harder, sometimes only one of us could talk and another person could only move the paper. This made us listen to each other and work better as a team.

Tennis with ChrisOctober

Posted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Tue, October 09, 2018 20:35:55

We continue to enjoy our tennis lessons with Chris at the tennis club. Most of can demonstrate the ready position, turn to the side and wobbly tooth sequence in preparation for hitting the ball. It's great we are able to use the courts and Chris is a great coach.
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Canopic JarsOctober

Posted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Fri, October 05, 2018 15:39:31

Mr Egypt asked what were the anmes of the four head on the canopic jars that were used during the mummification process.

Do you know? Can you find out?

Leave a comment with your answers.

Mummy WrappingOctober

Posted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Fri, October 05, 2018 15:37:41

Pictures from our mummy wrapping contest!

Egyptian Day 2018October

Posted by Year 4 - Maple and Sycamore Thu, October 04, 2018 20:11:07

Year 4 had an excellent day learning about Ancient Egypt from Mr Egypt. He spent the day in school explaining to and teaching the children many aspects about the Ancient Egyptians. As he lives in Luxor and works in Egypt, he was able to share his wealth of knowledge throughout the day.
Before break, we learnt some geography and what natural resources Egypt has. We also found out about the first King of Egypt and how the country got its name. We looked briefly at daily life and how important children were. We listened to some music and performed a short dance.
After break, we learnt how they wrote using hieroglyphics by translating some words and trying to write our own names in them. We also tried some Egyptian maths and watched a video about the importance of the dung beetle!
During the afternoon, we were able to handle genuine artefacts, some were over 3500 years old. We also learnt about the mummification process and had a go at wrapping someone up! It was great fun!
We ended the day hearing about some of the most famous Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt before finally hearing a true story about how dreams can come true and how important it is to read.
Throughout the day, Mr Egypt awarded a number of prizes to children for behaviour and contributions.
Mummy wrapping photos are on a separate post.