In Room 13 we have been really enjoying our learning on the Ancient Egyptians! So far we have learnt so much. We have been investigating Ancient Egypt’s most famous sculptures, the Great Pyramids. We looked at how they were made and how difficult it would have been for the workers. Did you know that each of the blocks that make up the pyramids weighs 2.5 tonnes and that around 2.3 million blocks in make up the great pyramid! The pupils were then tasked with creating our own square-based pyramids. They were all given different materials to use to create their pyramids. The groups were either given Lego, sugar cubes, straws, lollipop sticks and pyramid nets. The pupils created their pyramids then we discussed the process. The class decided that the Lego was the easiest material to use and was the sturdiest but they did agree that it was the most time consuming.
We also looked at what kinds of things were buried in the pyramids with the Pharaohs. Many precious items were found including jewellery. The most impressive find was King Tutankhamun’s Death Mask which is made of gold! During our art lesson the children created some Egyptian style necklaces using pasta and paint. They then used paper and paper plates to create their own death mask puppets. The children can’t wait to share what they have been learning with their families at our upcoming assembly.