Year 3 learning about the 'Amazing Ancient Egyptians'. They researched the pharaoh Tutankhamun, many gods and goddesses and the story of Isis, Osiris and the jealous Seth. There were many gruesome facts involved in the mummification ceremony. They have made thier own egyptian collars, used hieroglyphs and egyptian numerals, drawn fantstic egyptian portraits and much more! At the end of the topic the children had an egyptian party. They dressed up in amazing egyptian costumes and enjoyed lots og great activities including making a clay charm, pin the collar on the pharaoh, building a pyramid with sugar cubes, puzzles and designing your own egyptian pyramid.
After break we talked about some of the typical foods that would be eaten in ancient egyptian times such as fruits and vegetables, dates and figs and bread. Everyone tried tasting a variety of these foods at our egyptian feast. Most children tried foods they had never tried before and found they actually liked them!
After lunch we created our own mummification ceremony. We had canopic jars for the organs then we wrapped the body in bandages before placing it into the sarcophagus. After mummification the body continues its journey to the afterlife. The gods ask questions to see if the person has been good enough to enter the afterlife.
After our serious mummification ceremony we had lots of fun making ourselves into mummies. We all had a really great day!
bandage wrapping photos