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Year 4: A Day with the Egyptians

Today, at Norwich Castle, we met Dr Derry, one of Howard Carter’s team of Egyptologists, who had been exploring Ancient Egypt and making fascinating discoveries.  The team had recently uncovered the tomb of Tutankhamen and were excited to share their knowledge with the world.  However, maybe not everyone felt that uncovering the treasured tombs of the dead was such a good idea…..

Year 4 were taken back in time so they could meet Ancient Egyptians!  They explored genuine artefacts and became amateur archaeologists.  The children enjoyed a fun activity which reinforced their knowledge of mummification. They also spent time in an imaginary village, dressed up and took part in a procession!  In addition this, everybody got the chance to be creative and make shiny Egyptian collars.

The children were constantly asked to think about whether ancient artefacts should be left in tombs with their rightful owners, or whether archaeologists should remove them for preservation and educational purposes.

I was proud of the children today, they really embraced the activities and behaved beautifully.  They certainly remembered a great deal of what I had taught them and were able to ask and answer a great many questions.   The Castle staff were brilliant and  ensured that our day was engaging, fun, memorable and educational – they succeeded in bringing the Ancient Egyptians to life.

Miss Harwin


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And here’s to you Mrs Robinson…..

We were really happy to welcome Mrs Robinson back in school this morning as she and Mr Robinson are on another fabulous touring holiday. Mrs Robinson was our teacher exchange from Australia 8 years ago. She came for the year whilst Mr Isherwood went to teach in her school.

They have already spent time in Spain and Portugal, after this week in Norfolk they are travelling to Edinburgh, The Shetlands, Norway, Switzerland, Italy and France! A mammoth 7 week holiday.

Year 6 asked many questions and were keen to know where they were going.

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Year 4: A Day with the Egyptians!

Dear Parents

Just a reminder that our trip to Norwich Castle Museum is this Thursday!!!!!  We will be leaving straight after registration so please ensure you are on time.

We should be back by 3pm!

Children will need:-

  • a packed lunch and drinks (no fizz or nuts)
  • sensible shoes / waterproof coat
  • be wearing a school top and jumper

Any questions, please speak to me – thanks, Miss Harwin.