What a truly amazing day the Jellyfish Class had today. It really was so much fun and the effort every child went to for their costume was also truly fantastic. There were a range of pharaohs, mummies and even the great river Nile!
Children were greeted into Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb and undertook a variety of activities in preparation for his mummification and funeral.
To begin with the young Egyptian folk created canopic jars ready for Khufu’s stomach, liver, lungs and intestines. Children then created amulets to give Khufu good luck in the afterlife.
After a break from the tomb, children then created papyrus paper and Egyptian art to further decorate the tomb. Soon after that children went around the tomb and explored the artefacts, books and Egyptian games – children had an excellent time learning the ancient game Mancala, which originated in Ancient Egypt. To conclude the morning session children then learnt a brilliant song all about mummies!
In the afternoon, children finally got to mummify Pharaoh Khufu and understood the process of mummification – there is certainly a lot to it! Finally, we all celebrated the life of Khufu by feasting in his honour. Children tried a range of food that the Ancient Egyptians would have had such as: plums, dates, raisins, leeks and flatbread.
A massive thank you to everyone involved and in particular those parents and grandparents who shared their artefacts and brought them into school to make the children’s day a special and memorable one.