To help our understanding of division and remainders, we have been using lollipop sticks to make shapes. We get a set number of sticks and make groups of 3 (triangle), 4 (square) or 5 (pentagon) and see how many full groups we can make. Then, if there are any left over that don’t make a complete group, this is the remainder. We definitely had fun and learned more about division!
As part of our RE lessons we found about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We learned how Hindus celebrate this important festival and what traditions they follow. We learned that Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil. We then made our own Diwali inspired light catchers; they will look amazing hanging in the window for the light to shine through!
In 4JL we have been learning about teeth and digestion. We learned that there are 3 main types of teeth: incisors, canines and molars. Using clay, we created a set of teeth to understand the different shapes of teeth and where they go in the mouth. After that, we painted them to make them look realistic.
As part of our topic on the Ancient Egyptians, 4JL have been learning about the process of mummification. We didn’t have any deceased pharaohs lying around so we learned how to mummify a tomato instead! First you have to scoop out all of the organs (seeds), then clean the tomato with holy water from the Nile (hand sanitiser) and then fill it with as much salt as possible. Then put it into a sarcophagus (plastic bag) and wait for the tomatofication process to take place!