Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Willow - WB 06.09.2022

Welcome back! 

The children have settled in well this week and have started their new topic all about Ancient Egypt. We are really looking forward to exploring what secrets have been revealed by the Ancient Egyptian pyramids and especially excited to find out about mummification! 

As part of our English lessons, the class have been learning about character descriptions. We have based our writing around the book 'Cinderella of the Nile' and have learned how to write an effective sentence using an expanded noun phrase to add more detail. We will read other versions of this story to compare and contrast. 

Our focus in maths this week has been place value. The children have used apparatus to represent numbers to 1000 and 10,000 and can identify the value of the digits, partition them and place them on a number line. 

This week, as part of our Science topic, the children have been learning about the organs and body parts involved in digestion. The children created a life sized outline of the human body on the playground and located the organs needed for digestion. We discussed the function of the organs and how food is digested. 

To introduce our Topic all about the Ancient Egyptians, the children have explored the Ancient Egyptian number system. Some of the symbols were quite tricky to draw but the children did a great job of representing the different numbers. We also looked at Egyptian hieroglyphs and created our own cartouches which have gone on display in our classroom. These were used to represent the names of the Kings and Queens and were shaped in an oval piece of rope to show that they would be protected for eternity. 

Well done to all of the children in Willow class for a great first week back, keep up all the hard work!