Mummification in Year 5

By History, Year 5

Year 5 began their work on the Ancient Egyptians by finding out more about what Ancient Egyptian people believed about the afterlife.

It was very important to ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved. A method of artificial preservation, called mummification was developed by the ancient Egyptians. Mummification was a complicated and lengthy process which lasted up to 70 days.

We developed our understanding of the process using research and hands on experience to write our own instructions.


Mummification by Olivia

Y3 Stonehenge Silhouettes

By Art, History, Year 3

Year 3 have been learning all about the prehistoric monument Stonehenge. As part of our art lessons, we decided to recreate Stonehenge in our art work. First, we practiced sketching Stonehenge using shade and tone.  For our final piece, we created a sky background with a silhouette of Stonehenge on top. For the sky background, we used pastels in different shades of blue or orange and and blended the colors with our fingers. Don’t they look fantastic!

Who built the pyramids?

By History, Year 5

You might think you know who built the pyramids, but who built this pyramid?

It was Megan and she built it out of cake so we could all share her homework.  Mmm…

Thank you Megan.  It was delicious.  We also discussed the faces used to make a net for a pyramid.  We decided that Megan had made a square based pyramid with four isosceles triangular faces.

What will you share with us on Thursday?

Nick Rowland Volcano Artwork

By Art, History, Uncategorized, Year 4

Y4 have been learning about the famous volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. In our art linked to this topic, we have looked at the artist Nick Rowland and his volcano artwork. The children have tried to imitate Nick Rowland’s style by splashing bright paint on to their pastel pictures. The results were extremely effective (but a bit messy-sorry!) Here are some of the children’s amazing work!