How to mummify a body!

This week has been a really busy week. We have been working hard in English to use and practise correct speech punctuation, conjunctions and fronted adverbials in readiness to write our stories based on the book ‘Journey’ next week. There has been a lot to remember!

In maths, we have been practising the 7x table – keep up the practise on TTRS! We have also been looking at patterns within the times tables to try and work out the rules of divisibility, for example  working out a rule to find any multiple of 3. We found some great patterns involving the digit roots for the 3, 6 and 9 times tables.

In science we conducted an experiment to test the rates of evaporation. We were surprised by how quickly water did evaporate when left in just the classroom – it had all evaporated by the following day. Some of us watched how quickly we could make water evaporate in a pan over the heat on the stove, and we discovered that even in colder places, some water will evaporate.

In history, we have concluded the history part of our topic on the Egyptians by looking at mummification and how it is that ancient Egyptian bodies have survived for over 3000 years. We have written instructions, just in case it will be needed in the future!

We are still working to an Egyptian theme in DT, where we have considered the best materials suitable for building a scaled down model of a pyramid. We have thought about how it will be constructed and how we can make it look realistic.

We hope you have a great weekend,

Year 4 team