Holiday Home Learning Ideas

Please remember that all books, games and puzzles are to be returned every Monday in order for them to be changed for that week. It is important that your child brings their book bag in on this day so I can read with them and ensure they receive a book which is appropriate for their reading level.

Home learning is sent on a Thursday, along with the phonic sounds your child has learnt for that week. If your child does not receive a letter outlining any new phonic sounds it means we have not learnt any new phonics, we are consolidating what we already know.

Consolidating phonic knowledge is a key part of children’s reading development. If none are sent home, you can always use ones from previous weeks to help with consolidation.

Christmas in Purple Class

The children have been enjoying all sorts of Christmas activities. They particularly enjoyed the Christmas party where we all danced our socks off!

We enjoyed singing and dancing to our favourite song ‘Frozen’.

We had very special visitor!

We worked with a partner to make maps of the world to help Santa find his way on Christmas Eve.

I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas break and New Year’s Eve! Thank you for your continued support this year and I can’t wait to see you all in January.

6F Memorable Experience – An Ancient Egyptian Burial Ceremony

40 days ago, we began the mummification process with our fish pharaohs:

Today, we completed the process!

Firstly, we carefully removed the fish’s organs from the salt where they had been for over a month. We placed them inside the canopic jar with a special combination of spices.

We then removed the body of the fish from the salt; we are very surprised at how well-preserved they were. The skins had turned hard and leathery! Then, we thoroughly washed the salt from the body and dried it. When it was completely dry, we anointed the fish with olive oil and the spices.

Now it was time to wrap the body in strips of linen. We placed the amulets that we had made between the layers.

The bodies were now ready to be entombed in the pyramids that we had created. We placed the mummies in their final resting place along with our amazing shabtis and the canopic jars containing their organs.

Finally, it was the moment we’d all been waiting for: the feast!

We tried chickpeas, falafel, flatbreads, cheese, dates, dried figs, cucumber, celery, grapes, melon, honey and …. marshmallows! Yes the Ancient Egyptians really ate marshmallows!!