We had a great day at the Horniman museum!
Firstly, we searched the World Gallery for Ancient Egyptian artefact and we managed to find them all!
We then had a fantastic workshop with Lucy where we found out about Ancient Egyptian mummification practices. We put on cotton gloves and carefully handled some amazing artefacts – some of them were over 3000 years old!
We handled a death mask, amulets, a shabti, part of a sarcophagus, part of a tomb, strips of linen from a mummy and some jewellery. We even saw a mummified bird!
After lunch, we played in the Horniman gardens – we had a great time!
Use this link to start you off with your research:
And you could watch this video about one of the most well-known pharaohs:
During this lesson we learned about Sir Isaac Newton and his discoveries about light.
We experimented with different shaped prisms to see if the shape effected the refraction of the light.
We noticed that white light is made up of all the colours of the rainbow.
We then planned and performed an experiment to test the affect of coloured filters.
Can you remember what we observed during the experiment? We’re your predictions correct?
Today is National Poetry Day!
The children in KS1 and KS2 attended assemblies this morning to celebrate and to hear about an exciting opportunity.
We have launched a poetry writing competition across the Key Stages.
Have a look through the presentations to remind yourselves what it was all about.
Remember that you can watch this video if you need a little more inspiration and guidance:
Remember that your entries need to be handed in to your teachers before Friday 22nd October to be in with a chance of winning a prize!
In Science, we are learning about light. Today we learned all about refraction and how light behaves depending on the type of matter it travels through. We found out that particles in liquids and solids can cause the light to bend and therefore distort the image that we see.
We looked through water to observe how it changed what we see and we compared it to the image that we saw through a gas (air).
We then observed what happened to an object when submerged in a liquid and how the image of it changed because of refraction.v
We saw the real power of refraction when we saw how it could completely change an image. The image of the arrow was flipped by refraction caused by the particles in the liquid changing the direction of the light.