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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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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.

 

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A day out in West Stow

Today Year 4 visited the Anglo Saxon village at West Stow! The weather stayed dry and the children were great!

We enjoyed exploring the village, which has been constructed on the sight of an actual Anglo Saxon settlement! The posts of each house have been placed exactly onto the remains of original post holes! Each house has been constructed differently to test out ideas about how the Anglo Saxons lived! We had a talk in the ‘Great Hall’, met an Anglo Saxon villager who was making candles and even got taught some ancient English!
We had a lovely lunch and then got the chance to explore the museum and have a final talk where we got to look at artefacts (including jewellery, a brooch, an animal’s jaw and some actual Anglo Saxon poo)!!

The day was very much about how historians gather evidence, what the evidence tells us and why it is important to test out ideas about how people in the past once lived!
It was very fun, interesting and educational day!!