Year 3 have recently completed one of their ‘Desert Dwellers’ projects, which was to design and make a mini shaduf to collect water from the river Nile. The pupils worked enthusiastically in pairs to ensure the shaduf worked and was able to collect water. They then used their knowledge of the other ways in which the Ancient Egyptians used this vital resource to add some finishing touches.
The final task was to give a talk to the rest of the class about all the features they had included on their model. The teachers were highly impressed with how much the pupils had remembered and how well they co-operated with each other. The models are exhibited in the Year 3 classrooms if anyone would like to have a look.