We have begun to make our books to showcase our rewriting of Cinderella using our knowledge of Ancient Egypt. When we have finished, we will send the finished products to the British Museum as part of a project we have been involved in.
In preparation for our grand procession and interment of the “fish pharaoh” at the end of term, our priests of Anubis began to wash clean, and prepare the body for mummification. The body was washed and its internal organs were removed. Its heart was left in but the lungs, stomach, liver, and intestine were placed in a canopic jar. The whole body was covered in natron ( a mixture of salt and baking soda) that will dry and preserve the fish over the next few weeks.
The next stage of the process will happen then.
We had a fantastic day at the Castle Museum, discovering about the Ancient Egyptians. We discovered the difference between primary and secondary sources. A primary source is something from that time, like the actual Egyptian jewelry we got to look at. A secondary source is something that wasn’t from that time but still gives us information, like the photos of Egyptian archaeologists from the Victorian Era.
Year three spent the afternoon exploring pyramids. They made skeleton frames from a variety of materials, of differing sizes. They also used polydron and paper nets.
Year 3 had a wonderful visit to the Castle Museum where we were invited to engage in a debate. Was it better to leave historical artifacts where they were found or take them to preserve them for future generations? We even got to handle some actual Egyptian artifacts and looked at an actual mummy!