The children have been researching various aspects of the day to day lives of people who lived in the time of Ancient Egypt. While some groups looked into the kinds of food they may have eaten and how they prepared it, others learned about the pets they typically had and how they even considered them to be magical. Homes, fashion, cosmetics and entertainment were all also areas that children explored through a combination of reading comprehension, research in books and using child-friendly websites.
Once the children had become ‘experts’ in their areas, they then went on to share their information with those in their group so that each individual had something to learn and something to teach. The children then adorned the ‘Ancient Egyptian Headdress’ to be transformed into an Ancient Egyptian. Whilst in character, the rest of the class asked them relevant (a word we have been speaking about a lot this week!) questions to glean as much information as possible. It was fantastic to see the confident way that selected children presented their findings in front of their class whilst simultaneously staying in character!
To record these findings, the children have been creating ‘Chatterpix’ on the ipad. This fantastic app allows the children to select a portrait of an Ancient Egyptian person and make them speak through the magic of technology! The children loved using technology to record their findings and have loved sharing them with others even more. A great week in Year 3!