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Runcton Holme C of E Primary

Learning Together for Life

Class 3 - Swaffham Museum - 19th October 2016

As part of our work on The Ancient Egyptians, class three visited the Museum at Swaffham, which houses a lovely collection of Egyptian artefacts. The link between Swaffham and Ancient Egypt is because Howard Carter, who spent many years of his life living in Swaffham, was the man who searched for years for the tomb of the world famous, boy -  Pharaoh, Tutankhamun.

The children worked in two groups and took it in turns to take part in different activities. They were able to watch the reconstruction and recording of what it must have been like for Howard Carter and his men, at the moment he opened the tomb and discovered it was full of ‘wonderful things’.

They had the opportunity to dress up in Egyptian costumes, which the boys especially enjoyed. There were artefacts on loan from the British Museum in London for the children to explore.

The highlight of the day was learning to be an archaeologist by excavating hidden objects and examining them to see what they could deduce about them. There was also an opportunity to create Egyptian style, amulets, or good luck charms.

The class learnt all about how Carter managed to organise and fund his trips to the Valley of the Kings to search for the tomb.

At the end of the story of his work, the children were ‘tested’ to see how much they remembered and I pleased to say they all passed with flying colours! The children all enjoyed the day, were beautifully behaved and learnt lots!

Mrs J Wykes

http://www.swaffhammuseum.co.uk/community/swaffham-museum-12715/about-us

As part of our work on The Ancient Egyptians, class three visited the Museum at Swaffham, which houses a lovely collection of Egyptian artefacts. The link between Swaffham and Ancient Egypt is because Howard Carter, who spent many years of his life living in Swaffham, was the man who searched for years for the tomb of the world famous, boy -  Pharaoh, Tutankhamun.

The children worked in two groups and took it in turns to take part in different activities. They were able to watch the reconstruction and recording of what it must have been like for Howard Carter and his men, at the moment he opened the tomb and discovered it was full of ‘wonderful things’.

They had the opportunity to dress up in Egyptian costumes, which the boys especially enjoyed. There were artefacts on loan from the British Museum in London for the children to explore.

The highlight of the day was learning to be an archaeologist by excavating hidden objects and examining them to see what they could deduce about them. There was also an opportunity to create Egyptian style, amulets, or good luck charms.

The class learnt all about how Carter managed to organise and fund his trips to the Valley of the Kings to search for the tomb.

At the end of the story of his work, the children were ‘tested’ to see how much they remembered and I pleased to say they all passed with flying colours! The children all enjoyed the day, were beautifully behaved and learnt lots!

Mrs J Wykes

http://www.swaffhammuseum.co.uk/community/swaffham-museum-12715/about-us