There were pharaohs and mummies galore at the EY&I campus this week as Year 2 celebrated the end of their IPC topic, ‘Stories People Tell’, which is based on the Ancient Egyptians. After spending the last half-term learning about The Pyramids, mummification, daily life, and the importance of the River Nile, the children wrote information texts sharing their new knowledge. The Egyptian Day provided the opportunity for everyone’s creative side to shine by completing a homework task based on designing and making an Egyptian costume. The teachers were so impressed by the effort everyone went to, and also couldn’t resist joining in the dressing-up fun themselves! At the end of the day, which also saw cartouches being created, pyramids being built and writing using hieroglyphics, the event was made extra special by parents joining us to share in our learning.
We have really enjoyed developing new skills and gaining more knowledge during this topic and I know there are many children hoping to convince their parents that a holiday to Egypt to see the Pyramids in real life is a great idea for the next family trip!
Well done to everyone for making Egyptian Day such a success!
Clare Lowson, Year 2 Leader