What an amazing achievement – Daniel and Joel have both read 1,000,000 words in Accelerated Reader this year. The boys have read so many books to reach this target and they should be very proud of themselves. Well done boys
What better way to start Pancake Tuesday than with toasted pancakes and our favourite toppings. Good job we ran off all the sugar during the daily mile!
Ulster Museum Trip
P5 enjoyed a fantastic day trip to The Ulster Museum in Belfast as part of our World Around Us topic on Ancient Egypt. They were fascinated by all the incredible artefacts that they got to see and touch during the workshop. They got to try sleeping on an Egyptian headrest, touch papyrus, handle real Egyptian jewellery, and smell some authentic oils and spices. In the Egyptian gallery the pupils were able to see the Egyptian mummy Takabuti and record some information about the artefacts which were on display. A great day had by all.
Did you know that the ancient Egyptian people were incredibly talented designers and inventors? We’ve been thinking about the importance of the River Nile in ancient Egypt particularly for farming. The Egyptians invented the Shaduf which is a hand operated device by which water could be lifted from the River Nile. The water was essential to irrigate the ground for crops to grow. Amazingly, this system to moving water is till used in many parts of Africa and India today. We’ve been trying to recreate this device using wooden skewers, string and paper cups. Check out our attempts so far.
The Ancient Egyptians were way ahead of their time and discovered how to preserve bodies for thousands of years! In our investigation, we followed some of the steps that they used to see if we could preserve a tomato.
visit from the dentist!
We had a wonderful visit from Jonny McKeown who told us so much about teeth and answered a lot of our questions. We now know how to look after our teeth so our next visit isn’t as scary!
In our first investigation of the year, we learnt all about the journey that food takes through the digestive system.