Ancient Egyptians in Mozart
This half-term, the children have loved learning about the Ancient Egyptians in our history lessons. We have been exploring all about the River Nile, why pyramids were built and this week, we learnt about the Ancient Egyptian writing system. The children were fascinated to learn that it took 20 whole years for researchers to be able to decode hieroglyphs after French soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in 1799!
After reading all about hieroglyphs, the children then pretended they themselves were pharaohs whose names would be written in hieroglyphs and protected by the ‘cartouche’.