Please remember that all books, games and puzzles are to be returned every Monday in order for them to be changed for that week. It is important that your child brings their book bag in on this day so I can read with them and ensure they receive a book which is appropriate for their reading level.
Home learning is sent on a Thursday, along with the phonic sounds your child has learnt for that week. If your child does not receive a letter outlining any new phonic sounds it means we have not learnt any new phonics, we are consolidating what we already know.
Consolidating phonic knowledge is a key part of children’s reading development. If none are sent home, you can always use ones from previous weeks to help with consolidation.
40 days ago, we began the mummification process with our fish pharaohs:
Today, we completed the process!
Firstly, we carefully removed the fish’s organs from the salt where they had been for over a month. We placed them inside the canopic jar with a special combination of spices.
We then removed the body of the fish from the salt; we are very surprised at how well-preserved they were. The skins had turned hard and leathery! Then, we thoroughly washed the salt from the body and dried it. When it was completely dry, we anointed the fish with olive oil and the spices.
Now it was time to wrap the body in strips of linen. We placed the amulets that we had made between the layers.
The bodies were now ready to be entombed in the pyramids that we had created. We placed the mummies in their final resting place along with our amazing shabtis and the canopic jars containing their organs.
Finally, it was the moment we’d all been waiting for: the feast!
We tried chickpeas, falafel, flatbreads, cheese, dates, dried figs, cucumber, celery, grapes, melon, honey and …. marshmallows! Yes the Ancient Egyptians really ate marshmallows!!
We have had an eventful and exciting term. We hope you get a lot of rest and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. Have a lovely break, get some rest and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.