Ancient Egyptian News!
As a conclusion to our Ancient Egyptian Topic, Class 3 stepped back in time, donned suitable costumes and with help from ‘History off the Page’ participated in an amazing ‘Egyptian Day’ workshop.
We were transported back to the 14th Century B.C. to the New Kingdom of Aten, where we encountered artisans dealing in many crafts. Each member of Year 3 visited every craft station and made a variety of objects including: a clay canopic jar, carved shabtis, a clay amulet, an Egyptian style fresco, a papyrus with hieroglyphics and finally embalming oils were made and mummification was practised on peg dolls. Items were carefully made and with trepidation, were presented to the Sun God, Aten, under the vigilant watch of the temple guards!
The afternoon continued at the Royal Court as we sought to entertain the Pharaoh and Queen Nefertiti and appoint the new High Priest of Aten. We rehearsed and performed dances, plays and mines to entertain our esteemed guests. The ‘slaves’ worked hard presenting and serving the banquet and a fun time was had by all!
The children left for home with a bag full of exciting objects which I hope they shared with you?