Ancient Egypt Day

Ancient Egypt Day

What a truly amazing day the Jellyfish Class had today. It really was so much fun and the effort every child went to for their costume was also truly fantastic. There were a range of pharaohs, mummies and even the great river Nile!

Children were greeted into Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb and undertook a variety of activities in preparation for his mummification and funeral.

To begin with the young Egyptian folk created canopic jars ready for Khufu’s stomach, liver, lungs and intestines. Children then created amulets to give Khufu good luck in the afterlife.

After a break from the tomb, children then created papyrus paper and Egyptian art to further decorate the tomb. Soon after that children went around the tomb and explored the artefacts, books and Egyptian games – children had an excellent time learning the ancient game Mancala, which originated in Ancient Egypt. To conclude the morning session children then learnt a brilliant song all about mummies!

In the afternoon, children finally got to mummify Pharaoh Khufu and understood the process of mummification – there is certainly a lot to it! Finally, we all celebrated the life of Khufu by feasting in his honour. Children tried a range of food that the Ancient Egyptians would have had such as: plums, dates, raisins, leeks and flatbread.

A massive thank you to everyone involved and in particular those parents and grandparents who shared their artefacts and brought them into school to make the children’s day a special and memorable one.

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Peace Worship

Peace Worship

The Jellyfish Class produced a wonderful worship based on Seabrook School’s Christian value for this term, peace.

Children taught the story of ‘Jesus Crossing the Sea of Galilee’, which represents peace. Children then sung a song of peace beautifully and were even asked for an encore!

I must mention how proud I am of the class today as they truly were magnificent.

Thank you parents, grandparents, siblings and carers for your continued support.

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African Drumming Workshop

African Drumming Workshop

As part of our learning of Black History Month, the Jellyfish Class were learning about the African drums, which are called Djembe drums.

To begin with children learnt about how to hold the drum and the two different sounds: the tone and the bass. They then engaged in a variety of rhythm games – it was excellent fun!

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Knuckleball Twins

Knuckleball Twins

Today the Jellyfish class were inspired by Youtubers and football coaches ‘The Knuckleball Twins’.

The Knuckleball Twins gained their name for perfecting a certain footballing technique. From this, they have been around the world coaching professionals this exact technique!

The twins were and still are inspired by fellow Youtubers and professional footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo.

First of all the Jellyfish Class learnt about The Knuckleball Twins’ story; they then engaged in a ‘who inspires you?’ workshop and finally took part in a practical coaching session.

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Making our own Classification Key

Making our own Classification Key

For our science learning the Jellyfish Class went into the school garden to find invertebrates.

We identified and selected various invertebrates, studied them and then created our own classification key. Our keys included questions such as: does the invertebrate have wings? Does it have legs?

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Ancient Egyptian Jobs

Ancient Egyptian Jobs

Today the Jellyfish Class were learning all about Ancient Egyptian jobs and their roles. Children were surprised to discover that many of the jobs back then are still necessary today!

First of all, children researched the different Ancient Egyptian jobs and understood their roles. They then worked in groups of four to create their very own Ancient Egypt documentary about their day to day jobs.

Children had excellent fun acting and filming!

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Speed Stacking

Speed Stacking

This afternoon we took a trip to the 3 Hills to participate in a Speed Stacking competition.

Children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was clear that our practising paid off as one group won bronze and another group won gold!

It really was a fantastic afternoon – well done Jellyfish!

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What can we find in the woods?

What can we find in the woods?

As part of our maths and science learning this week, the Jellyfish Class took a trip to the woods.

Children were identifying what animals live in the woods and what their habitats are like. We then linked this to our maths learning by tallying the amount of each animal we saw and then creating a bar chart to represent our results.

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Science Week – Ferocious Feeders

Science Week – Ferocious Feeders

As part of our Science Week, we were treated to a workshop by Wiggly Wild Show. We chose the ‘Ferocious Feeders’ workshop.

We were introduced to a range of animals including herbivores, omnivores and carnivores – we even got to hold some of them! Although many of us were scared of some of the creatures, some of us couldn’t wait to hold them! For each animal we learnt many facts about understood their livelihood.

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