Visit from Denise Hood
P5 had a wonderful visitor on Monday 4th June. We have been learning all about Africa and Denise Hood came to talk to us about her experiences there. She helps run a choir which works with disadvantaged young people and gives them access to opportunities that they wouldn't otherwise have. Denise showed us how to not just sing a song but how to dance along to it. Maybe we'll see some of these moves on Fridays mornings!
Capacity - Learning outside
During our trip to the Ulster Museum we saw some beautiful examples of collars and jewellery which would have been worn by Egyptian men and women. This week in Art we designed our own Egyptian collars using metallic paper, jewels, beads and dyed pasta shells. Check out our beautiful symmetrical patterns and eye catching colours!
Visit to the Ulster Museum
On Tuesday 20th February we went to the Ulster Museum to see a real mummy! An archaeologist showed us some ancient artefacts that were found in Egyptian tombs. We got to hold some of them even though they were over 2000 years old. Some of us even got to try out an Ancient Egyptian pillow made of wood.
Crazy Hair Day
In an attempt to raise money for Northern Ireland Hospice, we held a 'Crazy Hair Day.' Check out some of our amazing hairstyles. Maybe we should just look like this everyday...
Ancient Egyptians - Tomato Mummification
As part of our World Around Us topic in P5 we have been learning all about the process of mummification in Ancient Egypt. We have been fascinated by all the gruesome details of how organs were removed and we decided to carry out an investigation about how the bodies were preserved using natron salt. We cut an incision in two tomatoes and removed their insides and weighed them. We then packed one tomato full of Natron salt and left the other one empty. We mummified both tomatoes with tissue paper and left them in a cool, dry place for two weeks before checking the results. We found that the natron salt absorbed all the moisture out of the tomato which meant it didn’t rot. The other tomato became mouldy and rotten because of the moisture inside it. Now we understand why the Ancient Egyptians used natron salt to dry the bodies in order to preserve them.
Take a Closer look
In this topic we were taking a closer look at ourselves and our human bodies. We investigated what conditions cause our teeth to rot, how exercise affects our heart rate and other organ systems of the body.