Silver Birch Class
Welcome to Silver Birch class.
Our teachers are Mrs Jackson and Mrs Downs and and our class TA is Ms Hall.
Our class page will contain lots of information about things we are doing and learning about in Silver Birch. We also have a class blog which is written by the children from Silver Birch. Here you can see pictures and examples of work that we have been doing each week.
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This week the children watched a clip to see how an artist would go about sketching the heart’s anatomy.
They learnt how to make their art work most effective by drawing straight lines onto an image of a heart diagram to split the diagram into quarters. This helped them with the positioning and size of their heart sketch. The outcomes were very impressive.
Our Ancient Egyptian learning
We have been learning about The Ancient Egyptians this term. We developed our historical knowledge by using a range of sources: researching online, using books and watching videos.
We then used our knowledge to demonstrate how we could write in a variety of genres:
We created leaflets – using persuasive language to encourage people to visit Egypt, setting out our work clearly using sub-headings and pictures and deciding what information would be important to record to attract visitors.
We demonstrated our understanding of the roles of Ancient Egyptians and what their daily life would be like by stepping into our chosen character’s shoes and writing a diary from their perspective.
We also applied our knowledge of the mummification process to write an instructions on how to mummify a body, clearly explaining what happened to the body of someone who died during these times.
We had to research and present information, on the Egyptian Gods, in a non-chronological report. We analysed a range of reports and generated our S2S which we then followed to write our own reports.
We planned and wrote a newspaper report based on the events at the time Tutankhamum’s tomb was discovered. We had to imagine that we were reporting on the scene when Howard Carter unveiled the hidden tomb. Using all of our research materials and our knowledge of how to write a newspaper report we then wrote our own.
We have also learnt about the Ancient Egyptians through a variety of other subject. We learnt about a game called ‘Senet’ which the Ancient Egyptians used to play and is believed to be one of the oldest board games. We then applied our DT skills to design and create our own version of the game, evaluating how well we created it and how it could have been improved.
Jewellery was very important to the Ancient Egyptians, believing that it enhanced appearance, indicated social status and protected them from evil. We had a task to use our DT skills to design and create our own Egyptian collar which involved cutting, measuring and painting.
We also analysed some pieces of Ancient Egyptian art. We identified the features of each piece of art work and the story they told. We then designed and created our own piece of art work using these features.
Over the course of the term we have learnt many things both in terms of The Ancient Egyptians and about ourselves. Here are some of the comments that the children have made: