Whitleigh Community Primary School, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4AA

Tel: 01752 706383

Main Contact: Ellie Bushell


Chair of Governors: John Bale

Whitleigh Community Primary School

Children at the heart of the school - School at the heart of community

Year 6


Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt.  Our WOW experience to launch our topic by exposing the children to a real life demonstration of the mummification process.  The gruesome process unfolded in front of their very eyes.  Following this, the children will complete a piece of procedural writing linked to this launch.

As part of our topic, the children experienced a visit from the famous Egyptologist Howard Carter (or a historian acting as Howard Carter). The history of years gone by was brought alive through his presentation, a game involving hieroglyphics, some archaeology, fact finding and a code breaking task using hieroglyphs. We had so much fun!