Walk like an Egyptian

Year 3 Ancient Egyptian Day

Year 3 experienced some of the Ancient Egyptians beliefs, rituals and also had the opportunity to explore some primary source artifacts. These included different amulets, jewellery, canopic jars and other Ancient Egyptian objects. We had a virtual talk from an archeologist learning about the mummification process and acted out the steps an embalmer would take to send the person on their journey to the afterlife.

The children learnt about hieroglyphics, practiced writing their name, decoded messages. and produced some artwork of the Pharaoh. There was also an in-depth discussion about the conflicting views around taking artifacts from tombs. 

It was a great day and the children looked fantastic in their costumes.