Challenge 6 – Mummy mayhem!

The raiders have disturbed the remains of the Pharaoh, making him very angry and cursing all archeologists!

The children have got to use their scientific knowledge of anatomy to rearrange the bones correctly!

Six fun facts about the human skeleton

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Challenge 5 – History mystery

Breaking news, Ancient Egyptian scroll found.

A cryptic message, ancient and mysterious artefacts found, a tricky puzzle to solve… it looks as though we are going to need all of our knowledge about Ancient Egypt to succeed!

The Great Pyramid Was Not Built by Slave (+ 9 Other Surprising Facts About Ancient Egypt) - HistoryExtra

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Challenge 4 – Nile Valley know-how

Here, the children are going to apply their knowledge of the Nile valley and their understanding of the water cycle.

Can the children explain how it all works and links in together to you at home?

We did have another video that we wanted to upload but unfortunately names were mentioned! Ask your child at home if they can retell the water cycle process 🙂 

Nile River Map, Nile River Facts, Nile River History - Journey To Egypt


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Challenge 3 – Indy’s bootcamp


Enter at your own risk! 

This is where the children will be dodging for their lives. The children must enter the bootcamp avoiding all contact with the near impossible tripwires.

Once the wires have been activated the children will be pushing their physical fitness to the limits. They will  be dodging boulders, avoiding spears and crawling through gooey, sticky leaves!

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Being Revamped For 2021 – /Film


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Challenge 2 – Indiana’s leap of faith!

First, the children must complete a daring assault course. They will be applying their PE skills to balance, travel at height, control movement, push their endurance and SURVIVE! 

At the end of the assault course, the children will be presented with a daring leap of faith! Each child will choose the dismount from the apparatus that is suitable for them.

Do they have the courage they need to make it to the Pharaoh’s tomb? Or will they be stopped at this early stage?

Raiders of The Last Crusade | Deja Reviewer

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Creating Authentic Egyptian Flatbread!

Today we learnt all about Ancient Egyptian flatbread called ‘Saboob’. We talked about why the Egyptians ate bread so much and what ingredients they used.

We then looked at a recipe and corrected it so it was in the correct layout for instructions. This included using numbered bullet points and an ingredients list.

In the afternoon we used our edited recipe and worked in groups to create our own flatbread! We worked as part of a team and created some delicious bread to enjoy!

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Lest we forget

We had a 2 minute silence in class today, followed by a visit to the ‘memory garden’ to plant our poppies in the ground and reflect on what we are grateful for today.

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Designing an Amulet!

Today Year 4 used their designing and clay modelling skills to create an Egyptian Amulet. The class discussed the use of an amulet in ancient Egypt and how these were used in the burial process to protect the Pharaoh in the afterlife!

They also looked at various designs and why the eye was linked to the Egyptian god ‘Horus’.

Here are some of our amazing amulets from today.

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We were really fed up of having nothing to play with in our play area so Mr. Crouch persuaded Mr. Bailey to get his wallet out (YES I KNOW!!!!) and pay for lots of sports equipment, not only just for our class but the WHOLE SCHOOL! Thank you Mr. Bailey and Mr. Crouch.

Now we just have to work on our frisbee skills so Mr. Mathieson doesn’t spend half of his break up and down Sheffield Road collecting them!

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Bringing mummification to the classroom!

Today, our classroom was converted into an Ancient Egyptian museum.

We have written instructions in literacy which were key to the mummification process. We used them to make sure everything was done correctly and in the right order.

Check out some images of the museum.

You could even ask us some questions about the mummification process!

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Year 4 Halloween HORRORS!

We’ve had such a fantastic and scary day in Year 4 🙂

Check out some of the wonderful and terrifying outfits!

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This week, we have been learning about mummification.

Check us out mummifying each other in class.Parents, make sure you hide your toilets roll at home!

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Mini archaeologists!

Check out the mini archaeologists!

We headed down to the field to see if we could locate any of the Egyptian artefacts that had been buried there thousands of years ago.

We looked at key vocabulary words too.

Ask us about them!

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Welcome to Year 4!

Hi everyone,

What a fantastic start to Year 4 we have had.

The children have taken everything in their stride, it’s as though we haven’t been apart! I’m so proud of them, with the fantastic attitudes towards school and learning, I’m sure we are in for a good year.

Our first topic is ‘Indiana Jones and The Pharaoh’s Curse!’ – The topic planning map is attached if anyone would like to check out what is coming up.

Mr Mathieson.

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I have a dream!

As you are aware, Martin Luther King, Jr. played a key role in the American civil rights movement.

This was not easy for Martin Luther King, Jr. as he was arrested and even his house was bombed! Pretty severe for a bloke wanting to change the world for the better.

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organise the famous “March on Washington”. Over 250,000 people attended this march in an effort to show the importance of civil rights legislation. Some of the issues the march hoped to accomplish included an end to segregation in public schools, protection from police abuse, and to get laws passed that would prevent discrimination in employment.

It was at this march where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. This speech has become one of the most famous speeches in history. The March on Washington was a great success. The Civil Rights Act was passed a year later in 1964.

Below is a video of the famous speech.

Here are a few questions to think about. You could discuss them with an adult in your home.

  • What did you notice about the way he spoke?
  • Discuss the message – What was he talking about?
  • What was his vision for the future?
  • Has this happened?
  • Was this fair for Martin Luther King, Jr. to want as a right?
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid 1950s until his assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered one of the greatest public speakers of modern times and his speeches still inspire many to this day.

I would like you to present as much information on Martin Luther King, Jr. as you can. You could record yourself speaking, create a PowerPoint or Word document, you could also present it as a word-map or fact file, it is your choice!

Below are some helpful resources to get you started on Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Click this link to open a Martin Luther King, Jr. biography

Tomorrow, we will be looking at the famous – I have a dream! 

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Unit 3: World-Changers!

In this unit we are going to learn about people who wanted to change the world for the better, through their strong beliefs.

Now, you would like to think that you would be forgiven for thinking that trying to change the world for the better would make you very popular! No, these people had to endure violence, threats and even prison to make the changes they believed in!

In America (1960s), unprivileged or uneducated people had to pass a test in order to vote. The tests were mainly administered to black voters. The tests were almost impossible to pass and had the intent to disenfranchise black voters.

Below is an example of a test, The Louisiana Literacy Test and to be honest, it doesn’t test your literacy skills at all! Have a go at the test and see how you get on…

You have 10 minutes to complete it!

Once you have completed the test, you could test an adult, brother or sister.

You could also create your own test and upload it to the blog for your classmates to have a go at or you could administer it on an adult at home.

Click the download link to download the Louisiana Literacy Test.

Remember to let us know how you get on and what you think to the Louisiana Literacy Test. Do you think it’s a fair test? How did you feel sitting the test?

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Here are the possible answers to the Louisiana test.

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This weeks maths is tricky

As you can see, we are continuing to learn about decimals, thus week we are rounding decimal numbers, representing halves and quarters as decimals and looking at money!

As always, please pick and choose the activities you do. The White Rose sheets and lessons are very good but if you do every question every day they can be very time consuming.  Learning at home can be difficult and it’s not the same as being at school so keep it manageable and keep it fun.  Don’t feel bad about missing a day and working on your times tables or doing something fun!  AND keep sharing what you are doing with me!

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