During our visit to the National Museum of Scotland we enjoyed learning all about the tomb of ordinary Egyptian people, a police captain and his family. We looked at coffins, shrouds, statues, amulets and other amazing artefacts.
Following that we had a great time taking part in a “Death in Ancient Egypt” workshop. We tried out some gory mummification techniques and held some ancient objects, the oldest being 3000 years old!
If you want to know more about the exhibition you can visit the museum website.
What a super way to finish up our topic. We are all budding Egyptologists now!
P4 returned from the Easter break to some great news.
Our very own Amber Webb has become the first pupil from Dalry Primary School to ever make it through the first round of BBC Radio 2’s 500 Word Competition!
The competition is a story writing contest and the BBC describes it as:
“Entrants write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If they win, their story will be read live on the radio by a superstar celebrity…like Julie Walters, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Jeremy Irons, or Sherlock himself – Benedict Cumberbatch. Each year, 10 million Radio 2 listeners hear, read and love these stories.”
If you want to know more about the contest you can read about it on the BBC website.
We were so excited to hear that out of 131,798 entries, hers was one of 5000 chosen to go through to the next round.
We really enjoyed admiring the many creative entries into our annual Easter egg decorating competition. Well done to everyone who took part in this creative home learning project. The theme of heritage was creatively interpreted by so many of our pupils.
P4 have been learning the gory details about death and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt.
The children worked in small teams to design and build a tomb, complete with sarcophagus, mummies, items needed for the afterlife and any added extras to make their creation stand out (one group even added a scorpion for effect!).
They then presented their work to the class. Some chose to build large pyramids while others built more modest tombs. It was interesting imagining who could have occupied these tombs, maybe a powerful pharaoh or maybe a more modest architect or engineer…
Everyone worked well together and had a great time designing and building their work.