Investigations this week

Friday 19th January | 3 comments

This week the children have been using their investigation skills in several lessons.

Using what they have learned in the past few weeks, they tried to work out what a variety of ancient Egyptian artefacts were, what they were made from and what they were used for. Following on from this, several scenes were shown with Egyptians doing tasks. The children had to infer the jobs from the clues in the pictures. There were some interesting interpretations but the classes are starting to develop a good understanding of what life was like in Egypt thousands of years ago.

The learning in the Science lesson could prove very valuable during this cold weather. We have been investigating friction and how it affects moving objects. We found out that things moving over surfaces with high friction not only slow down but get hotter. Using this knowledge, we then discovered the best way to keep our hands warm. We also found out how to stay safe on ice (or alternatively what makes us skate or ski faster).

Next week we will be starting a practical investigation into how Egyptians used to mummify people and animals! Don’t worry, it won’t be too gory.

The learning log homework for the next two weeks is to explore an aspect of ancient Egypt that is of interest. As many as possible will be shown on the blog when completed as we really appreciate the effort made by everyone who helps with children’s learning at home and we would like to share the great work produced. Once again, thanks for all the effort in this area.

Special mentions this week go out to Tom, Esha and Iman for brilliant work.

Have a great weekend

Mr Beevers and Miss Micklethwaite

(Egyptians loved cats. Below are some instructions of how to create a paper cat: have a go.)

3 responses to “Investigations this week”

  1. Karen Chaudhari (Nathan's Mum) says:

    Nathan is enjoying finding out about ancient Egypt and has seen the display at Leeds Museum a few times…where he enjoys solving the hieroglyphics puzzles!

  2. Claire (Rebecca's mum) says:

    I have a feeling we may end up with quite a few cats!!

  3. Kirsty (Charlie's mum) says:

    I hope you have all enjoyed investigating, looking forward to hearing about how people were mummified!
    Sounds like it was perfect timing learning about friction and how to keep your hands warm!

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