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Posted on: 06/05/2016

Year 3 transported back in the Land of Pharaohs

Year 3 were transported back in time to the land of the Pharaohs. Dressed as Ancient Egyptians, the children discovered how the Egyptian people could count using only simple pictures; in fact they managed to complete some very tricky calculations. The children also discovered how some of our board games are based very much upon those that have been around for thousands of years. Later in the day, our mini Ancient Egyptians were treated to and aided in the mummification of the Pharaoh, helping prepare him for his long journey to the After Life. They also found out how precious cats were to the Ancient Egyptians, and how many thousands of them were mummified in order to accompany people on their final journey – beware all pet cats!! The day ended with a hunting competition between the people of Upper and Lower Egypt – thankfully it was a draw, and Egypt remained united and was not thrown into turmoil again! It was a wonderful day and the children took so much from it, not least they are all now expert embalmers!!

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