The primary pupils from Thorpe Primary School in Netherton, part of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust (PKAT) were transported back 5,000 years to ancient Egyptian times.

Stuart Makins, from the website, shared the history of how the empire started with a huge map of Egypt.

Students learnt about chronology, placing events and civilizations on a timeline.

Studying ancient Egypt allowed the students to understand the concept of ancient civilizations and how they fit into the broader timeline of history. 

They were introduced to key events, people, and aspects of life in ancient Egypt. This included learning about the pharaohs, the pyramids, daily life, religion, and the importance of the Nile River to the civilization. 

The Year 3 children enjoyed hunting games, including using foam javelins aimed into a bucket to collect points. 

The pinnacle of the day was in when the children watched Mr Makins performed mummification on a mannequin.  The children got hands-on taking the organs out, as well as performing roles of being high priests who brought gifts for the funeral procession.

“This was an exciting day for the children to learn all about ancient Egypt, by being immersed in the culture and dressing up too” said Emma Anderson, headteacher of Thorpe Primary School.

She added: “Studying ancient Egypt provided our students with a rich and engaging experience that helped them develop a sense of chronology, historical knowledge, and skills that are foundational to their understanding of history.”