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Trip to Abington Park Museum

This week, year 4 had a wonderful time learning more about the Ancient Egyptians on a school trip to Abington Park Museum. Whilst there, the children went to hieroglyphics school to learn about the Ancient Egyptian form of writing using pictures or symbols. The children were amazed to discover that there were around 800 different hieroglyphs in total, that Ancient Egyptian writing has no spaces between the words or punctuation, and that it can be written left to right, right to left or vertically. They then wrote their names in hieroglyphics on papyrus using a reed pen, similar to the materials the Ancient Egyptian scribes would have used. 

The children also expanded their knowledge on the funeral rites of the Ancient Egyptians, considering the reasons behind some of the Ancient Egyptian funerary practices. They then became experimental archaeologists, re-enacting the ‘Opening of the Mouth Ceremony’ using drama and replica artefacts at the museum.  

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This looks like an amazing experience. Just amazing! Well done to all involved ?
We had such a wonderful time!
I loved science week it was really intresting.
I enjoyed learning out Abington park
I have enjoyed making canopic jars ?

Helping at Home

As always at home we encourage regular reading and spellings and times tables practise. Home Learning is given out on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. Spellings are also given out on a Thursday and tested the following Friday.

Web links

Here are some links to useful websites:  - Times Tables Rockstars – A selection of Maths and English games - A fantastic resource for our theme