Year 4 had an excellent day learning about Ancient Egypt from Mr Egypt. He spent the day in school explaining to and teaching the children many aspects about the Ancient Egyptians. As he lives in Luxor and works in Egypt, he was able to share his wealth of knowledge throughout the day.
Before break, we learnt some geography and what natural resources Egypt has. We also found out about the first King of Egypt and how the country got its name. We looked briefly at daily life and how important children were. We listened to some music and performed a short dance.
After break, we learnt how they wrote using hieroglyphics by translating some words and trying to write our own names in them. We also tried some Egyptian maths and watched a video about the importance of the dung beetle!
During the afternoon, we were able to handle genuine artefacts, some were over 3500 years old. We also learnt about the mummification process and had a go at wrapping someone up! It was great fun!
We ended the day hearing about some of the most famous Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt before finally hearing a true story about how dreams can come true and how important it is to read.
Throughout the day, Mr Egypt awarded a number of prizes to children for behaviour and contributions.
Mummy wrapping photos are on a separate post.