On Monday, the Year 3 children enjoyed making some Egyptian themed mummie pizza’s. They began by carefully cutting their muffins in half which they used as their pizza base. After that, the children measured out how much tomato purée they would need and then proceeded to create their mummie pizza using different ingredients. Olives and peppers were used for the eyes and strips of cheese were used to create a bandage effect. Well done boys and girls. I hope your pizza’s tasted as good as they looked 🙂
The Year 3 and 4 children had a visit today from P.C Parry and P.C Hinds to learn all about internet safety. They now know how to be S.M.A.R.T online. Safety – never give out personal information and always make a strong password. Meeting – tell an adult if anyone ever asks to meet you. Accepting – don’t accept friend requests or messages from people you don’t know. Reliable – people online have the ability to lie about who they are. Tell – if something makes you sad you must tell an adult straight away. The children participated in activities and even sang a song at the end of the session. The children were also told about a safe website they could visit to learn and play games – Schoolbeat.org. Diolch P.C Parry and P.C Hinds!
What a fantastic day! All of the activities that the children took part in today were exciting, engaging and above all, enabled the children to develop a number of important key skills. In the morning, the children had the opportunity to take on the role of early 20th century explorers. They re-enacted the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and discovered a tomb full of ancient Egyptian treasures! While in the ‘tomb’, the children had the opportunity to explore and search for their favourite artefact which they later drew and wrote about. In the afternoon, the children learnt about the importance of food and drink and how essential it was for the dead in the afterlife. They enjoyed designing and creating their own offering tray out of play dough. The children then ‘brought the food to life’ by reciting a real ancient Egyptian spell. Well done Year 3, you are now officially Egyptian experts!
Today we visited the Egypt Centre to learn about Ancient Egyptians and their way of life. The children were split into two groups for the day but all experienced the same activities. They explored the House of Life where they got to dress up in Egyptian costumes. They also had chance to visit the House of Death where they performed the mummification process. Everyone enjoyed!
As part of our ‘Animals and Humans’ science topic, this week we are learning about our teeth. The children are now teeth experts and know the names of each type of tooth as well as what their “job” is. We then spent some time talking about how important it is to brush our teeth and why we need to do it every day. We found out what happens to our teeth if they don’t get cleaned – the build up of plaque reacts with the sugars in food to create an acid that attacks the teeth! We started an experiment this afternoon using hard boiled eggs to act as the teeth – each egg has been placed in a different liquid to see what effect it has (coke, orange juice, vinegar and milk). The eggs will be left in the liquid over night to see what happens to the shell. The children’s predictions were very interesting and tomorrow we will see if they are correct! They also made posters encouraging and promoting tooth brushing! What a busy afternoon!
The children in Year 3 had a fun filled afternoon exploring our outdoor environment today. Our Science topic this term is “Animals and Humans” so today we focussed on food chains. Each child had a clip board where they were able to record all of the different plants, bugs and creatures that they saw. We then came back to class and made food paper chains showing how each living thing was linked together – starting with the producer, then the primary consumer and then the secondary consumer. Gwaith da boys and girls!!
We had a fantastic and messy afternoon in year 3 with the children becoming Egyptian embalmers! We followed the steps of the mummification process using a tomato. First the children washed their dead bodies (the tomato!) and then an incision was made for them to remove the insides. We then recorded the pre mummification weight. The children then had lots of fun stuffing their tomatoes with a salt and bicarbonate of soda mixture. The tomatoes were then placed in a container where they were again covered in the salt mixture. The tomatoes will stay in this state for 2 weeks where we will then compare the weight and make further observations. What a fun afternoon, diolch boys and girls!