Awesome Egyptians

Yesterday and today, Year 5 took part in their Wow day for the new topic: Awesome Egyptians. Children had the opportunity to watch the theatrical production of ‘The Curse of the Mummy’ and created 3D Egyptian artefacts.

All the children loved learning about the process of mummification and how gruesome the Egyptians were. They then had the opportunity to see the mummification process in real life and created their own mummified tomatoes. We will be observing what happens to the tomatoes next week.

Britain Since 1940

Linda in 6L has been doing some research and these are a few of the facts she has discovered:

In 1940, a quarter of homes had no electricity and many did not have a telephone. The average weekly wage was approximately £3. It is much more now!

Many new towns were created in 1946.

The National Health Service (NHS) was set up in 1948.

Sainsburys opened their first supermarket in 1950.

1951 – The Festival of Britain was held.

In 1955, the commercial television began. This was followed by the colour television in 1967.

 

 

Bonnie’s Story

“5,6,7,8,9…” called Beth’s voice from outside. Amy was playing Hide and Seek, her 6-year old sister had suggested it. The Clifton’s house was huge since Amy’s father had sold that expensive crown they found in the attic at their old house. “10!” shouted Beth. Amy jumped into the laundry basket, shoving clothes on top of her. Strangely, the basket seemed bigger on the inside than on the outside. She dived down: now she knew this wasn’t a normal laundry basket. The basket turned into a large room full of jewels. Then, Amy noticed something crazy. A fat, ginger man was sitting on a huge, red throne in the middle of the room. It could only be one person – Henry VIII. She was sure of it! At school, her class had had a whole topic on it. Henry VIII: the ginger man who ate too much and became fat. But it was not possible! She walked over to one of the servants who was carrying grapes over to the king.

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