This afternoon, we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian diet. We discovered that the River Nile helped the Egyptians to grow their own crops and they wouldn’t have survived without it. Interestingly, beer and bread were extremely important in the Ancient Egyptian diet. Both beer and bread were eaten by everyone with every single meal! We had a go at baking our own Ancient Egyptian flat bread – it was delicious!
Over the past two days, Year 5 have been learning about Egyptian Nemes. Egyptian Nemes were a type of headwear worn by Pharaohs in Ancient Egyptian times.
Traditionally they were striped blue and gold and featured a serpent in the centre. We have been creating our own Nemes suitable to use at a children’s birthday party. Some of us chose to create very traditional Nemes and others decided to go not so traditional!
Here we are watching the live mummification and learning all about this terrifying process. Luckily, everyone was very brave and managed to handle all of the gruesome parts. Be sure to ask us about the gory details if you’re brave enough…
Yesterday morning, Year 5 witnessed a live mummification to open History Fortnight! It was gruesome and gross, but very accurate indeed!
Today, we have been exploring pulley mechanisms and how the force of gravity enables them to function. Using all kinds of construction materials, we built our own pulleys and tested their strength using weights. We discovered that our pulleys needed to be strong and sturdy or they would simply collapse!
It’s 2:45pm so we have dropped what we were doing and now we’re reading. Except me – I’m taking pictures of the class reading…
During our marble run Science session, we realised that a major drawback was the strength of paper. That was until Mr Spendlow showed us this…
We are constructing a marble run in order to test forces, momentum and angles required for a smooth run. With this knowledge, we will know some key facts to consider when designing a rollercoaster.
This afternoon, we have been investigating which materials are most suitable to use to make a log flume ride. We decided that the material must be waterproof and buoyant. Here we are testing out lots of different materials for these qualities. Luckily, everyone was very sensible so no-one got too wet!
Here they are mastering the art of adding and subtracting 10, 100, 1000 and 10000 from numbers!