On Friday 2nd December, Year 3 came to school dressed in their best Egyptian attire, ready for a fabulous day of learning and fun linked to their Humanities topic: ‘Ancient Egypt’.
To start off, the children enjoyed learning a dance to some Egyptian music as part of their PE lesson. The children were able to show off their best moves and twist to the rhythm of the music. Thank you to the PE Department for organising this fun session!
After that, the children took off their dancing shoes and put on their construction hats ready to build pyramids. Using sugar cubes and their times-tables knowledge, the children built their pyramids with a 6×6 base, gradually building up until they reached 1×1 (the top!) It was clear to see that we have lots of budding builders in Year 3!
Next on the agenda was a mummification ceremony – only not the kind you would imagine. The children followed the steps they have learnt in class to mummify a body, only with a tomato! Though somewhat disgusted by the idea of removing the insides of a tomato, the children loved bringing the process to life. From watching the tomato ‘dry out’ in salt, to wrapping the tomato with an amulet using bandages, there was plenty to laugh about and enjoy!
At lunch time, Linda and the Harrison Catering team kindly put on a small tasting menu of food you might taste if you visited Egypt. On the menu were a variety of dishes including Hawawshi and fried cauliflower, with the real winner being the feta cheese balls. The children enjoyed tasting some different foods and we were so proud of how many of them were keen to try something new. Thank you to Linda and the Harrison Catering team for providing this tasty culinary experience!
The day ended with an exciting game of ‘Wrap the Mummy’, where the children got to work in teams to wrap a member of their team in toilet roll. As you can see from the photos, it was great fun!
Some of the children’s comments from the day:
Evie: My favourite part of the day was when we mummified tomatoes because we actually got to wrap our tomato in real bandages.
Benji: I loved taking the insides out of my tomato, it felt really slimy and kind of gross.
Inez: I had lots of fun being wrapped up like a mummy by Fola and Emily. They covered me from head to toe and I couldn’t see!
Monty: The feta cheese balls that Linda made for our Egyptian food menu tasted delicious. They were so soft and gooey. I wish I had a whole bowl of them!