Ancient Egypt Workship - Leeds City Museum
Year 5 have joined Leeds City Museum via Zoom today to learn more about Ancient Egypt. The session started with a virtual your of the museum, which included us being able to see their mummy! The mummy is called Nesyamun and is 3,000 years old. Some of the bandages have been unwrapped, so we were able to see his head, his hands and feet.
The children asked some super questions :
What did Nesyamun die of?
Why are his teeth still white?
Where was he disovered?
What else was discovered by the archaeologists?
We then watched a video which explained the mummification process, joining in with hooking out the brain from the nose and feeling what the organs would have felt like as they were removed from the body.
We used our reasoning muscles to work out how to separate mixtures of solids and liquids. We used filter paper in a funnel to separate sand from a salt solution. We then left the solution in a container to allow the water to evaporate and leave the salt behind.
02.10.20 Soluble or Insoluble?
The children used their making links and noticing muscles to carry out and experiment. They mixed a variety of dry material with water to see which would dissolve.
In English we are reading a story called ‘The General’. An unexpected event causes him to change how he thinks about the world. We used our imagining muscles to give advice to The General about what he should do. Talha Zahid, Ayaan Ahmed, Ruqayya Bi and Maddie Westcott from Pullman class all received two house points each for their performance.
25.09.20 Separating Mixtures
In year 5 we used our making links and noticing muscles to explore separating a mixture of solids in different sizes. We used different sized sieves, colanders as well as magnets to help us extract small metal objects. It was fun and slightly messy but we learnt a lot!
23.09.20 Art-Practising Skills
The children used their Imitation muscles to explore using play dough to learn different techniques which they could use in their own sculptures. The used modelling clay to create a sunken relief using tools, explore the effects of different tools, practise cutting, stamping, moulding, and create a raised relief by attaching additional material.
22.09.20 Locating Egypt on a Map
In our geography lesson year 5 used their Noticing muscle to located and learnt about the different continents, the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and the North and South hemispheres. They went on to locate Egypt on a world map and then on a map of the continent of Africa.
Ancient Egyptian Artefacts
The children in year 5 are studying the Ancient Egyptian era in history. Today they looked at replica artefacts and pictures of Egyptian artefacts. They stretched their Reasoning muscles to discuss and explore what the object was and what it might have been used for.
As a class we choose three words to describe ourselves. We learnt that we are all unique but together we can be a masterpiece. The children used their Noticing muscles to look at their features in a mirror to draw a self-portrait. They made links to what they already knew about sketching and used different techniques to draw. Can you guess who is who?