In November, Year 3 and 4 were fortunate enough to venture to the British Museum; a fantastic place with many artefacts and rarities to discover. Perhaps the most exciting exhibits are those linked to Ancient Egypt, which has been a focus as part of our ‘Explorers’ topic in our Project lessons. We have been learning all about Howard Carter, the archaeologist, who discovered the tomb of Egypt’s most famous boy king, Tutankhamun, in the Valley of the Kings in 1922.
The children were able to use their explorative skills, working in groups to find different pieces of historic primary sources such as coffins, skeletons, digging implements and burial jewels. It’s always great to see the children so engaged and visiting a museum really helps heighten their understanding. And of course, as Project is an integral part of our school development plan, what a great way to enrich the learning experience for the children.
What did the children think?!
Julien - “Even though I’ve been there before, I explored more and I found it very interesting. I particularly enjoyed seeing the sand burial and the coffin burial displays.”
Amelia - “I thought it was good because it had a lot of interesting areas. We were learning about the Egyptians and it helped us learn more facts because the archaeologists found all the facts so we know they should be true.”