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Rowan Class Blog Page

Take a look at the amazing work Rowan class have been doing. They have worked so hard to create some fantastic work. We are so proud of all the hard work they are doing. Join with us in celebrating their achievements.

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  • Harmonious Hieroglyphics...

    Published 15/09/21, by Alison Kendell

    An Ancient Egyptian topic would not be complete without trying out some Hieroglyphics. We did and we loved it!

    Before we began our cryptic hieroglyphics, we had to make our papyrus paper. To make our paper look more authentic, we began by tearing brown paper into strips.  Next, was the messy stage! (We like messy in year 3!) Each strip was coated in diluted P.V.A glue. We then layered the strips on top of each other using a criss-cross design. Our paper was then set-aside to dry.

    What is papyrus?

    Papyrus is a kind of paper that was used in Ancient Egypt for writing. It was made from a  reed plant which was originally grown in marshy areas around the Nile river. The plant had a variety of uses. The Egyptians also used the papyrus plants to make boats, mattresses, mats, rope, sandals and baskets.

    What is hieroglyphics?

    Although hieroglyphics are Egyptian, the word hieroglyphics is Greek. “Hiero” means “holy” and “glyphics” means “marks” or “writings” — so the word means “holy writings“. The Egyptians believed there was great power in a name. If someone’s name was remembered then he or she would survive in the afterlife. That’s why pharaohs’ names were written in hieroglyphics in their tombs! The Egyptians used hieroglyphs on their temple walls and public monuments.

    Try using the hieroglyphics to see if you can send a message to a friend.

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  • Mummification of A Tomato! Eeek!

    Published 14/09/21, by Alison Kendell

    Our topic this term is the amazing Ancient Egyptians! We started the term by getting messy and gooey mummifying tomatoes. We are looking at how it changes, weekly and recording the results.  The 'control' tomato has not been preserved, so we can use this to compare the differences.

    Did you know?

    By removing the inside 'organs' of the tomato, you are taking away a lot of the moisture that would otherwise allow bacteria to break down the tomato. Natron also helps by quickly drawing away all the water from the tomato and making it harder for bacteria to live. This type of preservation is called mummification!

    What is Natron?

    Historical natron was harvested as a salt mixture from dry lake beds in Ancient Egypt and has been used for thousands of years as cleaning. We made ours by mixing salt and bicarbonate of soda.

    What is preservation?

    Preservation is to look after something to stop it becoming ruined.

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  • Nottingham and Helsinki

    Published 28/05/21, by James Evans

    Comparing Nottingham to Helsinki.

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  • Biographies - A person that inspires you

    Published 28/05/21, by James Evans

    We read a biography about Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel into space. 

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  • Viking Long Boats

    Published 24/05/21, by James Evans

    Viking Long boats

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  • Robot artwork

    Published 18/12/20, by James Evans

    Rowan class have drawn what they wanted their Iron person to look like. They each used water colours to make them stand out. They all look absolutely amazing. 

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  • Shadow Puppets

    Published 18/12/20, by James Evans

    For our Science topic this half term we have been experimenting with light and shadows. Rowan class have made some fantastic shadow puppets and have created a wonderful puppet show. 

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  • Science

    Published 16/10/20, by James Evans

    In Science we have been learning about the body, from our diet, our muscles and how we move. The pictures below is our experiment about how our bodies move. 

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  • Potion and Medicine Bottles

    Published 16/10/20, by James Evans

    All of our medicine and potion bottles. They all look fantastic

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