Ancient Egypt comes to Staplecross
This week, the Kingfishers became historians and got very hands on with their learning. We welcomed two visitors from ancient Egypt who helped transport us back in time to a world of pharaohs, mummification and pyramids. We became Egyptian slaves for the day, helping to grind grain to make wheat for bread, scraped chalk to make paint, weaved reeds to create mats to sleep on, crafted clay in to amulets and created a book of the dead to help the soul travel to the after-life. As if that wasn’t enough, we even had a go at mummifying a Pharaoh! It was great fun.
As it is the centenary of the end of the First World War this year, we thought it was important to honour this significant event. As a class we read and analysed World War 1 poetry which inspired us to write our own. We all wrote cinquain, haiku and narrative poems and made a variety of poppies which are on display for Remembrance Day. Come and see some of the photos, art work and poetry displayed outside our classroom.