Year 4 enjoyed a very entertaining workshop run by Atomic Tom as part of our ‘states of matter’ science topic. We practised being a solid, liquid and gas outside and Atomic Tom brought dry ice into our classroom, this was very fun. We also made our very own slime.
Class 7 had a wonderful morning making Christmas paper lanterns. We had an artist from OYAP to show us how to make the lanterns from willow, tissue paper, masking tape and lots of glue. We worked brilliantly in pairs to create our Christmas lanterns.
We used clay skills to create our own Egyptian amulets. We then painted them in beautiful colours to look like gold, silver and jewels.
We had a great time with our visit from the Egyptian workshop. We tried writing our names in hieroglyphics using reeds and ink, found out how they moved heavy stones, tried our hands at mummifying each other and handled artefacts.
We have been using our knowledge of the different types of teeth to work out which skull belonged to which animal. We have also used our knowledge about teeth to identify if animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We also watched some interesting film clips of animals catching prey and eating.
We learnt about how the Egyptians preserved the organs ,that they thought were important, in canopic jars. We made our own with the god’s heads and the organ they protected.
We chewed disclosing tablets to show where there was plaque on our teeth, then we knew where to clean really well!
In order to identify the different types of teeth we made a class set out of clay. We know that incisors are flat to cut and slice, canines are pointy to rip and tear and molars chew and grind food.
We cleared out the brains (the inside of the tomato) then filled it with natron. The tomatoes were then left for three weeks. We finally opened them back up to discover they had completely dried out but they had not rotted.