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Year 4 - Egyptian Day

Published: 2nd October 2023

Year 4 pupils at Bourne Westfield Academy have travelled back thousands of years in time to the era of the Egyptian pharaohs.  

Led by a special guest for the day, children learned about the traditions of this ancient civilisation. They painted hieroglyphics, made replicas of artefacts found in Egyptian tombs and created their own ‘shabti dolls’, a form of servant in the after-life. 

Year 4 teacher Phillippa Johnson commented, “Children enjoyed learning about how the Egyptians used to mummify their dead bodies and place the organs into separate containers called canopic jars.  They also carved their own scarab beetles and took part in a drama about the boy-king Tutankhamun and his father Akhenaten.”

“Children were dressed in a variety of fabulous Egyptian outfits and had a wonderful time exploring the way that Ancient Egyptians lived. It was a great way to encourage their interest in history and have fun at the same time.” 


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