Y3 enjoyed an exciting Ancient Egypt learning day led by a History specialist from Durham University. Our young archaeologists used their observational and enquiry skills to form theories about what a collection of objects were used for in Ancient Egypt.
We located Egypt on a map, identified the longest river in the world- the Nile and considered the surrounding trading areas. Children went on to consider what amulets were used for, then made their own from clay.
Then we explored a Mummy and what they can tell us about the individual, their life, their beliefs and culture.
Finally the children enjoyed a drama session which involved the weighing of the heart ceremony. Some of the children became mummified and were sent to meet the Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses who decided whether they would get to go to the afterlife or not!
The children really enjoyed the day and I’m sure this will act as a springboard for our Ancient Egypt learning!