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Learning today to shape tomorrow

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Derwen Year 6 - Mrs Smith 2021-2022

Croeso i Dosbarth Derwen! 


Egyptian Archaeology Update! 


Today, we used pottery tools to dig up the plaster of paris moulds we left out on Friday. It took quite a while to dig out each symbol and we had to be careful so that we didn't rip any. 

Eventually, we found the hieroglyphics symbols and were able to unjumble them to spell out a name of someone in the class!

Digging up the plaster of paris!

We are starting the Autumn term off with our new topic, Pharaohs! We have already made a good start, creating cover pages and mind maps of all our ideas using IT. 


We also learnt about Egyptian archaeology and what discoveries were typically made. We then decided to make our own Egyptian mystery!

First, we wrote our names on paper using Egyptian hieroglyphics (this was a lot harder than we expected!) Then we laminated them and cut up each symbol. Next, we worked in pairs to hide the cut up symbols in a mixture of plaster of paris and warm water and left them to harden. Next week, we will dig them up in pairs and unjumble the symbols to work out whose names we have found! We will have to use tools to chip away at the plaster of paris so will feel like real Egyptian archaeologists! 

Here is one of the fantastic mind maps made by Holly!

Our New Running Track!


We tried out our new running track for the first time this week! We will be having a 15 minute slot every morning and will be keeping track of how many laps we do each day!


During our 15 minute slot, we can run, walk or just watch others have a go. This week, everyone decided to run and we all did amazingly! 

The most laps completed was 14! Mrs Smith and Mrs Palmer were super impressed! 

Our first run on the track!