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Well the Year 6 SATs are over for another year and we in Base 4 hope they have done well.

As the tests have been taking place in other parts of the school we have been continuing with our Egyptian theme within our literacy lessons. We have finished our first class text, 'The Time Travelling Cat', and we have completed our own time travelling stories. We have now begun to look at Egyptian beliefs about the after life and how they prepared bodies for the mummification process. We have started looking at how we might prepare to write instructions that could be followed for this process.

In maths we have been considering, identifying and measuring different types of angles. We have used protractors to practically and accurately measure various angles and can now recognise them as acute, obtuse, reflex or right angles. Did you know that even a straight line can be measured in degrees? Some children have even been using their knowledge of angles to find missing angles to make straight lines or complete revolutions.

We continued examining the mummification process in our topic work and have designed and produced our own Tutankhamen sarcophagus. Our next steps will be to make our own Mummies to put in them and the canopic jars that were often buried along side them.

MyMaths homework has been set this week to be completed for this coming Wednesday and the children have some research to do on Egyptian Gods for when we come back from half term.

Enjoy the weekend and remember we finish school on Thursday this week for half term.

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