Monthly Archives: January 2018

Our Trip to Manchester Museum

The children had an exciting day in year 3 today. They visited Manchester museum to learn about the Ancient Egyptians.

When they arrived at the museum, the children explored the different floors and were amazed at everything they saw.

As the children made their way to the lunchroom a lady, who worked at the museum, stopped them and showed them two different fossils.

After the children had eaten their lunch, it was time for them to learn about Ancient Egyptian. They met the museum leader, Hannah, who talked to them about life in Ancient Egyptian. Then it was time for the children to take part in their first activity. During this activity they had to take pictures of 4 objects, which the Mummy would need in the afterlife. Whilst taken part in the activity, the children got the opportunity to look at a real life mummy, which was on display in the Museum. They were amazed to see that she still had her toe nails!

Then it was time for their second activity. The children were able to handle real Egyptian artefacts and had to match names and descriptions to them. In groups, they had to decide which artefact would be the most important in the afterlife. Just before the children got back on the coach, they created a 3D pyramid using foam blocks. The children were timed and they build it in 1 minute 30 second, but … Mrs Wilcock’s class beat them with a time of 1 minute 17 seconds!

The children had a brilliant day and all behaved themselves brilliantly!

What was your favourite part of the day?

Miss Rourke :)

Can you guess …?

I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and a happy new year! I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Can anyone guess what our new topic is?

Do you already know anything about our topic? If you do, let me know!

See you tomorrow.

Miss Rourke :) x