Posted On 30 Mar 2018
Year 3 had a fantastic time at their Ancient Egyptian Day on Wednesday. The children (and their parents!) put a lot of effort into their costumes and looked absolutely fantastic!
Fiona, our Ancient Egyptian Day leader, taught us lots about what life was like during the Ancient Egyptian times and allowed us to try some different activities, which were run by our wonderful parent volunteers. Some of the activities included making bread, perfumes, create oil lamps, ink hieroglyphs, scarab beetles from soap and wrap mini mummies! Throughout our activity morning, we discovered that there was a thief among us and that the Pharaoh had been poisoned, so some children were chosen to become the ‘secret police’ in order to try and trace the perpetrator. Some children took on the roles of guards, handmaids, the high Priestess and Ella was even chosen to become Queen Nefertiti.
In the afternoon, the children were put into five different groups to prepare something for the Royal Banquet. The activities involved dancing, miming and acting. One group took on the roles of the Royals and their slaves. We all had a feast of bread, cheese, grapes and wine (blackcurrant squash) in honour of our Pharaoh played by Tomas.
We had a wonderful day and the children really enjoyed it. A big thank you to the parents that volunteered to help us throughout the morning. We are very grateful for your support. Also a big thank you to Fiona for running the day for us.