Year 4 Egyptian Day
At the beginning of the year, Year 4 were set the challenge of creating their very own Egyptian museum in their classrooms. Over the course of the last 7 weeks they have then spent time learning about Howard Carter, Hieroglyphics, Ancient Egyptian diets, Mummification, Tutankhamun and a whole range of other areas linked to Ancient Egypt. Just before the half term break they then went on a trip to the Tutankahmun exhibition at the National Museum, which then gave them first hand experience of what a museum should/could have and be. In the days that followed the half term break the children then developed ideas, plans and jobs for themselves. With only minor support and guidance the children created a highly interactive museum showcasing their knowledge and understanding of the topic area. Within the museum there were models of Cairo, Sarcophaguses, mummies, puzzles, treasure hunts, QR codes, audio tours, a live 're-enactment' of mummification in action and living statues which 'came to life' at the push of a button.
Not only this but the children set up a gift shop and sold some of their "ancient artefacts" raising 2000czk for UNICEF in the process.