In History, we learnt that Ancient Egyptian mummies were placed in wooden coffins called sarcophagi once the bodies had been embalmed and wrapped. The sarcophagi were then elaborately painted. We have been exploring the colours and patterns that were used and tried to replicate them using paint on the mummies that we have made.
We had a fantastic time this afternoon when PC Steve came to talk to us about the Volunteer Police Cadets. We learnt that the Junior Cadet units (for children aged 10-12) meet once a week and take part in fun activities such as sports, lessons on policing and competitions. They also get to help out with policing local and major events. We think that it sounds like a really fun thing to do that helps the community at the same time. PC Steve gave us a quick marching lesson and taught us how to salute like police cadets. We really enjoyed it and wished he could have stayed for longer!
Class 8 had a fantastic trip to the British museum today! We were looking at the ancient Egyptian artefacts and were really excited to find a 5,000 year old sand-dried mummy, wall paintings from Nebamun’s tomb and sculptures of Ramesses II. After we’d had a look around, we did some careful observational drawings.