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What was it like to be a child in ancient Egypt?

20 October 2016

Year 3 have been investigating daily life in ancient Egypt and thinking about how their lives differ to those that were led by children in ancient Egypt.  

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The children have discovered some amazing facts whilst researching the different aspects of daily life and have found out, not surprisingly, that there are some similarities with their lives today. 

Bread was a staple food for Egyptian children just like for some of us.  However, the wealthy used dishes made of bronze, silver and gold!  Children in ancient Egypt kept themselves entertained with carved toys, wooden horses and balls similar to children today but they certainly didn’t have access to any of the technology our children enjoy. 

Just to reassure you, we won’t be encouraging the children to try out all of the habits of the ancient Egyptians such as putting cones of perfumed grease on their heads to cool down in the heat!

Having completed their research, the children collated their fascinating facts using the mind mapping app - Popplet.  The children extended their knowledge by collaborating with children who had researched a different aspect of daily life and used these facts to grow their mind map.  With all this background information, the children are now ready to create a non-chronological report using Book Creator.  Do you think it was better to be a child in ancient Egypt or Beijing 2016?


By Zoe Hubbard

Year 3 Puffins Class Teacher

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The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
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Chaoyang District

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Chaoyang District
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