Friday, 9 March 2018

World Book Day

We dressed up for World Book Day today. We all came as Mr Men and Little Miss - here are some pictures...







Mother's Day 2018

The children in Swifts have made some beautiful lavender bags for their mums.











Aren't they lovely?

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas sewing

Swifts are getting creative this week sewing some beautiful patterns on their Christmas stockings...
 

 



















 

 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Canopic Jars

As part of our Ancient Egyptian Topic we learnt all about the mummification process.
 
As part of the process the organs were removed from the body (except from the heart). The liver, lungs, intestines and stomach were put in Canopic jars and left to dry. The jars were carved into the shape of the four sons of Horus – one of the ancient Egyptian gods. Each one protected a different organ.
 



Duamatef has the head of a jackal and it protects the stomach.

 




 

Hapi, with the baboon head, protects the lungs.
 
                         

 






 

 



Imesty has a human head and he guards the liver.
 

Egyptian Art

We have really enjoyed learning about the Ancient Egyptians this term and are very proud of all the art work we have done. Have a look...
We used squared paper to try to get the proportions right for our tomb paintings.

 





 

The scarab symbol was one of the most important religious Egyptian symbols.

We made our amulets using paper plates and clay.

People drew scarab symbols on tomb walls. They made decorations out of them. Most of all, they made scarab-shaped protective amulets out of gold or precious gems and stones, or simply out of painted clay. They could be worn as jewellery. Often amulets were buried with a mummy. The amulet was placed over the mummy's heart, with a magic, protective spell inscribed on the back of it.
 
 
 
Egyptians used papyrus to write on - we made our own by weaving reeds. We practised using paper first.