On Tuesday 12th January class 8 visited the British Museum to learn about Ancient Egypt. We learnt about a famous person named Nebamum who was a hunter. He was known for a famous picture called hunting in the marshes.
We learnt about mummies and discovered that all pharaohs when they died had their internal organs removed, except for the heart, as they believed that the heart would be needed in the after life. All pharaohs in Egypt were mummified and put in a coffin called a sarcophagus. People in Ancient Egypt also mummified animals to go with the pharaoh to his after life.
We also saw a human body that was buried in the sand called Ginger.
When the actors from MakeBelieveArts came to visit us, we learnt that your hippocampus (a part of your brain) has an important job to help you with your memory. The brain is an important part of your body so you shouldn't ignore it! You should challenge yourself to think deeply and remember things! It was a fun and entertaining production which was a good way to teach a science lesson. The play took us on a small, imaginative and active journey through the head! We learnt lots of new words such as hippocampus, templates, cerebellum, neo-cortex and amygdala. Cerebellum means the small part of the brain that is at the bottom - it controls your physical movements.
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