This term, Mrs Graham from the Hampshire Music Service has been teaching us how to play African drums. We have played drums of different sizes and learnt about the different sounds they can make. We have learnt to play different tunes and have written our own pieces of music to tell stories. We have all enjoyed having a go at playing the djembes which you get to sit on!
In History this term, we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. This has been our favourite topic so far as it is so interesting. We have learnt about the different jobs people had in Ancient Egypt and most of us decided we would have wanted to be the pharaoh and rule over everyone although a few of us wanted to be scribes. We did some art work using collage skills. We practiced sketching Tutankhamun’s famous death mask and then collaged this. It took a very long time and lots of tissue paper. In Ancient Egypt they used to mummify dead bodies to help them on their journey into the afterlife. Some of us had great fun when we tried to mummify each other with toilet roll – it was a lot harder than it seemed but a memory we will remember forever!
We have had a slight change to our weekly timetable this term. The children will now have Outdoor Classroom and PSHE on a Wednesday afternoon rather than a Thursday morning and our second PE lesson will now be every other Thursday afternoon.