Year 4 - sylvia earle
Sylvia Earle is an oceanographer, marine biologist and deep sea explorer. She has spent her life exploring the deepest parts of the ocean, setting a number of world records along the way. In 1979 she walked on the ocean floor at a depth of 381 meters using a specially designed suit and in 1985 she set a solo dive record of 1,000 meters underwater. Sylvia Earle also spent two weeks living underwater in a specially designed underwater habitat. Raising awareness about the human impact on the ocean is one of Sylvia Earle's passions now that she is older and diving less than before!
This term, Sylvia Earle class will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. To begin this topic, we each took it in turns to enter a tomb in our classroom where we used torches to look at pictures of Egyptian objects. We then drew these and found out some information about who the Ancient Egyptians were. For the rest of the term, we are going to be finding out more about how the Ancient Egyptians lived, the importance of The River Nile, tombs and temples, death and mummies and Hieroglyphics. We will also be having a go at making a Papier-Mache Tutankhamun head in art and we will be building an Egyptian Sarcophagi in DT!
In science, this half term we will be learning about living things and habitats. We have started the term by looking at how we classify animals into six different groups, and we will be continuing this by learning about habitats and how some habitats have changed over the years. After half term, we will be studying materials.