We really enjoyed the opportunity to catch up on some of the swimming lessons we missed because of lock down. Swimming certificates are on their way. In the meantime, here are some photographs of us on our last day, wearing our pyjamas in the pool and having a lot of fun! A huge ‘THANK YOU’ to our parents and carers for making sure we had our swimming kits ready every morning for ten days in a row! ♥️
After weeks of waiting, Mummification Day finally arrived! We gave our fish authentic, Ancient Egyptian names and washed them using water from the ‘River Nile’. Next, we used palm oil to moisturise the fish skin. We skillfully removed the lungs (gills), liver, stomach and intestines. These organs will be placed in canonic jars at the entombing ceremony in December. The fish was then placed in a tray with its four organs and covered in natron (salt). We will now wait for the natron to absorb all the liquid which takes around 40 days.
Anyone can be a ‘leading learner’. This is the term we created to describe a person who can explain their understanding and support others as they strive to be successful. We could all think of a situation in life where we have helped someone to learn a new skill or improve skills they already had. In the last couple of weeks, we have been putting our ‘leading learners’ to good use. Children who were confident with the formal method for column multiplication worked with children who felt less confident. The results were incredible. Working together in this way also allowed us to practice valuable social skills like how to communicate clearly and respectfully with each other. Everyone’s confidence levels increased and some children who began the week as less confident learners felt able to volunteer to become a leading learner! Remarkable! 🙂
The weather got in the way of our football session at the park again this week. Undeterred, we stayed in school and combined our physical, strategical thinking and maths skills when playing ‘Raid the Nest’.
This term we will create our version of Carravagio’s famous painting of Medusa. Carravagio used studies of his face to create his Medusa and we have been studying our faces in preparation. We discussed the emotions conveyed in the famous art work – sorrow, fear, shock, rage. We then used charcoal and chalk to capture only our eyes when we expressed these emotions. The results speak for themselves and we think we’ve achieved what we set out to do. Next week, we will concentrate on expressing emotion with our mouths.