On Friday 31st October Year 3 took part in an Ancient
Egyptian Day. The pupils wore typical costumes and make up from that era and
put on the headdresses and decorative collars that they had been making in Art
The first challenge was to solve some Egyptian hieroglyphs
to crack a secret message. Next they had to calculate answers to sums using
Egyptian numbers and design their own cartouche, which is an oval shaped plaque
with a pharaoh’s name on.
After morning break the children worked in groups to design
and make a model of a shaduf that could be used to get water out of the River
Nile. Some energetic Egyptian dancing followed which helped work up an
appetite ready for bread making! Our Ancient Egyptian bread was made by mixing
flour, salt and warm water. Whilst the bread was baking we challenged each
other to some taxing games of senet, an Egyptian game a little like noughts and
Once the bread was ready the children headed down to the
dining room where they enjoyed a banquet full of the typical types of food that
the Ancient Egyptians would have eaten. Pomegranates, grapes, dates, figs,
melon, raisins and home-made bread with honey were all washed down with some
red and white grape juice.
A fun and educational day was had by all!