It was a very busy October in Third Class as we focused on Egypt and Ancient Egypt.
In Art we made Hieroglyhics of our name that we wrote on papyrus we made ourselves by tearing strips of paper horizontally and vertically. We also made portraits of some of the most famous Gods in Ancient Egypt in charcoal and pastel.
In Maths we started learning all about multiplication. I was so impressed with how quickly the children grasped the concept of multiplication. We talked about it being a quick way to add lots of numbers and we practised our skip counting by using bean bags, skipping ropes etc
We also wrote our own book based on the two time tables called “The Wizard with his magical doubling hat” and also made our own board games to play using our time tables. The children worked really hard on this task and came out with some really excellent games.
In Maths we also learned about cm and meters and how an estimateis an educated guess. We had lots of fun going around the classroom and estimating and then measuring various items, including ourselves!
In History we learned all about mummification. The children were equally fascinated and horrified by the process! We learned about the different steps involved in mummifying a body and we then wrote and drew a picture to show each step. We also learned about the different Egyptian Gods and held our own Egyptian God’s got talent competition which saw all the Gods battling it out to be crowned the best God in Egypt. We finished it off with a great trip to the museum to see the artefacts from Ancient Egypt.
In Science we learned all about the heart and the different parts of the heart. We also look at our pulse and heartbeat and made our own stethoscopes. We listened to our heartbeat while we were resting and then danced about and measured again. There was definitely a bit of a difference!
IMG_6534 CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF US GETTING OUR HEARBEAT GOING!!
Finally in Geography we learned about Egypt. We looked at their flag and the mean features of the Country. We also looked at the differences between children in Egypt and children in Ireland. We found out that we actually have a lot in common. We drew the outline of Egypt in chalk on the ground and filled out all it’s main physical features from memory. We did a great job!
It was a great month and we look forward to sharing all we got up to in November!