At the start of the year, five students took part in a role play/drama activity which taught them about the reformation and Henry VIII’s break from Rome. Here are some of them in ‘character’.
More recently, Year Five looked at some examples of hieroglyphs from Egypt;
Then they had a go at writing their own names in hieroglyphs;
Year Six have been studying what living in Britain was like from 1930. They have been looking recently at what living through World War Two was like.
They have made some artwork showing images of the Blitz.
They also looked at some sources (pictures of evacuees) and wrote some questions they would like answered.
Year 5 Mummification
Under the watchful eye of ‘High Priest Dobson’ – M5 made play-dough models of the mummification process in their History lesson. First the body is washed.
Next the body is cut on the abdomen so the internal organs can be removed.
The internal organs were placed in Canopic jars.
Natron was then applied to the body. The body was then left to dry out for forty days.
The body is then washed again, rubbed with oil and wrapped in linen strips.
The ‘mummies’ were often buried with all the things the Egyptians thought they would need in the afterlife
The body was then placed in a sarcophagus and hidden in a tomb or pyramid.