Year 4 were given a step by step mummification lesson during History this week.  Within their learning, they have studied how the Egyptians removed the internal parts of a dead body, washed and cleaned the body and used embalming oils.  They learned the reasons why the Egyptians put the heart back into the body and which parts were put into canopic jars.  The mummification process was complete once the body had been wrapped in bandages and placed into a sarcophagus (body shaped coffin).  It was a fun lesson with one of the children from each class posing as the dead body and the rest of the class disembowelling and treating the body; luckily Miss Hart made sure that the brains and internal organs of the volunteers were kept in tact!  Another fun, hands on lesson in Year 4.