History: Year 4 Egyptian Day


Heads were turned on Tuesday morning, as the Year 4 pharaohs and mummies arrived for school!

All the children looked amazing in their super costumes. It is truly fantastic how pasta can be turned into beautiful jewels adorning the wonderful robes of Cleopatra with just a coat of paint!

In maths the children's full concentration was required to solve calculations using Egyptian numbers. In English the children learnt about how life was for an Egyptian child in school. They then imagined themselves as that child and wrote about how the scribe that was training them would beat them if they smudged their ink writing, especially when they were writing on expensive papyrus.

Lunch was the highlight of the day, and Darren, the catering manager and his team had laid on a banquet fit for a pharaoh of chicken, lamb, sardines, hard-boiled eggs, chick peas and garden peas, salad, olives and pitta bread. Dessert was a selection of mouth-watering treats such as fresh strawberries, pomegranates, melon and grapes, followed by a tasty slice of honey and date cake. Absolutely delicious!

During the afternoon, the children researched the many Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. The day flew and before we knew it, it was time for the mummies and pharaohs to return home. The children had a wonderful day and learnt a great deal more about Ancient Egypt.

A huge thank you must go to the parents for their support with organising and making costumes and to the catering staff who prepared the delicious lunchtime menu for us.

Annie Fuller