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Category Archives: Humanities

Ancient Egyptians in Year 5

This term, Year 5 have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians.  They lived in Egypt from 3100BC to 30BC, over 3000 years!  As part of our topic work, we visited the Great North Museum and took part in a workshop about the different jobs Ancient Egyptian people could have.  We learnt that there were lots of jobs in their time including: scribes, priests, farmers, embalmers and of course, the Pharaoh!  They all used different tools in their work; farmers used ploughs in the fields and embalmers used palm oil and salt to prepare the body for mummification.

Last week, we were lucky enough to be visited by That History Bloke, who taught us even more about the Ancient Egyptians! We learnt about importance of the Pharaoh, what he wore and how people believed he was the living version of Horus, God of the Sky.  After this, Richard showed us exactly how a body was mummified and we even got a chance to take part! We cleaned the body with white wine vinegar and removed the organs (which were placed in canopic jars).  We spent time studying a range of Egyptian artefacts such as musical instruments, papyrus scrolls and beauty products.  Finally, we learnt to write like the Ancient Egyptians, writing our name in hieroglyphics on cartouches, using ink and a pen made of bamboo.  We really enjoyed our trip to the Great North Museum and visit from That History Bloke and we have learnt lots of interesting (and sometimes unusual) facts during this topic!

 

 

Year 5 visit Sunderland Winter Gardens

Last week, Year 5 had a fantastic day at Sunderland Winter Gardens.  In the morning, we explored the interesting exhibits including Worlds Alive, about living creatures on Earth, Lost Worlds, about creatures of the past and 20th Century Sunderland, which showed us what life used to be like in cities.  We learnt lots of facts;… Continue Reading

Year 3 recieve a visit from RSPB.

We had a wonderful afternoon exploring the natural world on our door step! We went on a nature trail around our yard and field. We worked in groups of three to search for wildlife on our doorstep. We used magnifying glasses, identification charts and binoculars to search for birds and insects. We collected insects such… Continue Reading

Year 2 visit Discovery Museum

Year 2 visited the Discovery Museum today.   We enjoyed trying out all of the experiments in the Science Maze. After lunch we had a fun time  in the circus exhibition.       In the afternoon we took part in a history workshop about the Great Fire of Newcastle. We learnt all about life in Victorian times and we acted out the story of the fire. Continue Reading

Farmer Thompson Visits Year 5

Mr Thompson, a farmer from Northumberland, came to visit us in school on Tuesday 26th February as part of the Country Trust Project. He brought with him a friend, another farmer from Northumberland. They came to talk to us about contrasting locations; we compared how different the farm/countryside is to the city.  Mr Thompson told us about how seeds and… Continue Reading