Welcome to Year 4
As you can see we're always working hard in Year 4! Be sure to read our Year 4 Weekly Newsletter to find out all about what we've been learning.
Year 4 Pyramid Building Challenge!
First we found about Zoser's (or Djoser's) step pyramid. We discovered that it was built for pharaoh Zoser by his architect Imhotep. Before this pharaohs had been buried in mastabas. The ancient Egyptians believed that the pyramid was like a gigantic stairway for the pharaoh to join the sun god in the sky! Our challenge was to work in pairs and build a six-step pyramid. We could choose which type of blocks we used. We shared pyramid building tips throughout the lesson. As you can see all of our pyramids are different! We really enjoyed this challenge. We completed an evaluation sheet which included working out some really tricky calculations. We came to the conclusion that it must have been much harder to build an actual pyramid with huge sandstone blocks in the blazing sun!
“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”