We had an amazing Ancient Egyptian day in Maple class. It started with us being Howard Carter (complete with a moustache) or Lady Evelyn. We then made salt dough amulets, coloured a death mask, used Hieroglyphics to write our names and made a clay village to take into the Afterlife. Finally, we wrapped a mummy with bandages and covered it in sweet-smelling essential oils before adorning it with lights and having a colourful burial parade. We all had a memorable and fun day!
This week has been Mental Health Awareness week and the theme was connecting with nature. In Maple class, we took part in many exciting activities including colour, texture and leaf hunts outside, outdoor guided meditation, games such as animal yoga poses and foxes & rabbits. We also worked in groups to decide which 10 salvaged items we would keep if we were stranded in a forest on a mountain and placed these in order of importance. We spent a lot of time outside to immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of nature.
As part of our Geography topic 'Where would you choose to build a city?', we discussed why many cities have skyscrapers and their uses. We then had a go at making our own skyscrapers out of paper and we made them as tall as we could!
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On Remembrance Day, we listened to the story about why we wear a poppy and why people pay their respects on the 11th November. We read the poem 'In Flanders Fields' and wrote our own acrostic poem, using the word REMEMBER. Oak Class did an assembly about Remembrance Day on Teams, which we all watched in our classes. We laid our decorated stones by our memorial after we had our two minute silence.
Lest we forget.
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