Year 4 have recently been learning about ancient Egyptians and their lifestyle and yesterday the children participated in a workshop run by ‘History off the Page’. They transformed themselves into masters and mistresses (and even slaves!) with some fabulous costumes and the school hall became the setting of the New Kingdom of the Aten, during the 14tcentury B.C.
Throughout the day there was lots of discussion about what life would have been like for ancient Egyptians and the children were able to take part in various activities. These activities included: Using clay to make canopic jars, making clay amulets, carving shabtis from soap in the style of Egyptian carvers, making ink and writing on papyrus with reed pens to name a few. They even had a visit from Queen Nefertiti herself (played by Tia).
In the afternoon our very own ancient Egyptians were invited to a Royal banquet at the Royal Court where they celebrated the appointment of a High Priestess and ate cheese, grapes and bread rolls. They also took part in some traditional entertainment.
This was a very successful day and it brought together all the things the children have been learning in an interesting and hands on way.
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