The UKS2 team planned and delivered an exciting whole-day workshop for the children as an exciting hook to the Learning Experience. Everyone dressed up in Egyptian costumes (after spending some time the day before creating Egyptian accessories to wear) and there were a range of activities planned for the children throughout the day. We began with an interactive timeline to introduce the chronology before heading off to take part in a quiz, handle artefacts and play some Ancient Egyptian sports and board games. The day concluded with a mummification demonstration, which was a huge hit with the children, who found the organ removal especially entertaining!
Click the link below to see the planning document for the day, then check out the photos to see what a fun and engaging day was had by all!
The overarching aim for History at Greenfields this academic year is 'to ensure that children in all phases have an age-appropriate understanding of chronology in order to allow for cohesion and context in their historical learning'. With this in mind, UKS2 dedicated the beginning of their experience to learning the chronology of the Ancient Egyptian period, focussing on key events and dates from the era, but also concurrent everts and periods, to fully understand what was happening in other parts of the world around the same time.
As a result of this, they were able to create some brilliant timelines and make connections/identify similarities and differences between a number of historical periods.