Class 4 – Egyptian museum in the classroom!

We transformed our classroom into a museum for the day so that we were able to display the various artefacts that we had made, aswell as providing the children with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate everything that they had learnt during our ‘Ancient Egypt’ history topic. The museum included our display of canopic jars (created using modroc), amulets (created during our visit to Leeds City museum), board games made by the children about different aspects of Ancient Egyptian culture, activity stations about Egyptian gods and goddesses (including a very creative top trumps game!) and hieroglyphics and even a ‘real-life’ mummification demonstration! We were also very lucky to have been loaned several authentic Egyptian artefacts (including  alabaster fragments) and photographs from our friends and families that were on display too.
In the morning, Class Four invited the different classes of the school to visit our museum – who were all very impressed with our activities and knowledge. The afternoon session was open to parents, grandparents and family who were not only able to visit our museum, but were also invited to share in a range of puzzles and challenging jigsaws all with an Egyptian theme. Our feedback sheets from our afternoon ‘customers’ detailed how impressed they were with both the range of activities that the children had created and the amount of information that they had retained and were able to share. We all had a fantastic day – what a perfect end to our history topic!

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