The results of our mummification experiment have been revealed! The salt worked best when removing moisture from the slices of apple - it went from 66g to 33g meaning it had lost 50% of its total weight. The apple that looked best, however, was the apple that had been placed in caster sugar. The slightly squishy but unbrowned apple lay at the bottom of the bowl in a syrup, leaving an air gap below a very hard, thick sugar crustwhich took Mrs Holt some effort to break through.
On Monday Eagles created three Egyptian dishes: zabadi (yoghurt, garlic, cucumber and parsley) with flatbreads, a sweet couscous (pomegranate, pistachio, orange and rosewater) and tiger nut sweets (dates, walnuts, almonds, honey and cinnamon). Everybody tried most things which showed fantastic open mindedness.
The Eagles looked fabulous on Tuesday as they had an Egypt Dress Up Day (watch this space for a picture!). We had some mummies, Pharaohs, goddesses and even Indiana Jones! We spent the morning mummifying apples in different substances (for example, table salt, bath salt, rice) - we will check the results next week and see which was the most effective. All our predictions differed so it will be exciting to see what's happened!
Mr Major then continued his excellent Art lessons, some children going on to using charcoal to draw their Egyptian figures.
Every Friday Eagles take part in a 'Big Maths' challenge. It involves us using our mental maths skills to complete as many different calculations as possible in 100 seconds.
It has been great to see everyone improving their totals each week. Many children have more than doubled their initial score! We all enjoy listening to the jingle at the beginning and are very keen to accept the challenge and hope that 'today is the day we beat our our best ever score'.