Mrs Greenwood and I thought it would be a fun idea for Year 5 if we had a day off the usual timetable and participated in different activities around our topic.
We started our day by making salt dough in pairs to mould into the shape of a scarab beetle. Unfortunately the dough took ages to cook, so we painted them this afternoon – I have to say they are looking great.
Next, we made Ancient Egyptian Tiger Nut sweets out of nuts, honey, cinnamon and dates in between creating a piece of papyrus ready for a spell to be added for the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
After lunch we met Clive the camel and took it in turns in having a camel ride followed by choreographing their own sand dances.
The final part of our day we tried some of the tiger nut sweets, and dipped some pitta bread into some babaganoush that Mrs Greenwood very kindly made. (We had grand plans to make our own flatbreads, but unfortunately time got the better of us.)
Salt dough scarab beetle
Levi was an absolute superstar as our very own mummy
We have thoroughly enjoyed teaching you all and we hope that you will have some happy memories of your time with us.