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Preparation for the Pharaohs Workshop

1.             Please give the children a permission slip for wearing make-up. After lunch, one boy and girl will be selected to wear Egyptian clothes, jewellery and make-up. All the children will have the chance to wear perfume, so you may want permission for that too (although skin reactions are very rare, the perfume does contain nut oil). A permission slip is provided here. You may want to take photographs of the children who are dressed up at the end.

2.             Please print off and fill in the form below to assign the crafts activities to pairs based on their abilities. I have rated the difficulty level of each task for a typical year 4. Each child will make their own except for the Tutankhamun collar which requires four children, and the large papyrus painting and falcon pectoral which both require two.

3.             If possible arrange for a couple of teaching assistants, or any other adults, to be available to assist in the artefacts part of the workshop.

4.             Have a space ready at the side of the room for the children’s artefacts. A sign and other decoration will help give the impression of a museum display.

5.             Please ensure the following are present in the classroom on the day of the visit. If any of these items are not available, please email me and I will bring them.  

Table at front of room for my own use Plastic table covers  - also please cover the tables in advance.
Overalls for painting 3 pots for glue & 6 glue spreaders
15 pairs scissors  10 jars for water for painting
1 sharp pencil per child  3 thick paintbrushes
10 paint palettes (with space for 6 colours)  Paper towels (1 per child, for drying paintbrushes)
1 eraser 1 Pritt stick
Thin felt tips (for the obelisk - year 5 and 6 only) 4 rulers

Also please have a cheque made out to Time Trips for £249 per day ready by the end of my visit.

  

Assignment of Artefacts – year 3 and 4

 

Task, by difficulty

(for a typical year 4 class)

No. of

children

Children’s names

 

Easy

 

 

Scarab beetle (paint a statue - easiest)

 

1-3

 

 

 

Eye of Horus bracelet (draw lines on gold card and paint)

 

1-3

 

 

 

Anubis statue (paint)

 

1-2

  

 

Papyrus picture of a god (paint inside lines, A4-size sheet)

1-3

 

 

 

 

Moderate

 

 

Tutankhamun’s coffin (paint statue)

1-2

 

 

Horus statue (paint)

1-2

 

 

Pharaoh statue (paint)

1-2

 

 

Sphinx statue (paint)

1-2

 

 

Shabti (paint servant statue)

1-3

 

 

 

Tutankhamun’s mask (paint statue)

1-2

 

 

Papyrus picture of a god (paint inside lines, A4-size sheet)

 

1-3

 

 

Difficult

 

 

Tutankhamun’s gold dagger (cut cards, glue into wooden handle, add plasticine, paint)

1-6

 

 

 

Papyrus picture of the weighing of the heart (paint inside lines, A3 size)

 

2*

 

You can see pictures of some of these artefacts here

Note

 Why does it say ‘1-2’ or ‘1-3’?

Every child will have his or her own artefact (*except for the asterisked items which take a pair to finish in time). However up to 2 or 3 children can make most of the artefacts. For example, if you write two names next to the scarab beetle, this means two children will each make their own scarab.

 

 

Assignment of Artefacts – year 5 and 6

Task, by difficulty

(for a typical year 4 class)

No. of

children

Children’s names

 

Easy

 

 

Scarab beetle (paint a statue - easiest)

 

1-3

 

 

 

Eye of Horus bracelet (draw lines on gold card and paint)

 

1-3

 

 

 

Anubis statue (paint)

 

1-2

 

Papyrus picture of a god (paint inside lines, A4-size sheet)

1-2

 

 

Moderate

 

 

Tutankhamun’s coffin (paint statue)

1-2

 

Horus statue (paint)

1-2

 

Pharaoh statue (paint)

1-2

 

Sphinx statue (paint)

1-2

 

Shabti (paint servant statue)

1-3

 

Tutankhamun’s mask (paint statue)

1-2

 

Papyrus picture of a god (paint inside lines, A4-size sheet) 

1-2

 

 

Difficult

 

 

Tutankhamun’s gold dagger (cut cards, glue into wooden handle, add plasticine, paint)

1-4

 

 

 

Tutankhamun's gold shrine - embossing gold foil (most difficult item)

1

 

Obelisk (cut, fold, and glue card, draw hieroglyphs)

1-3

 

 

 

Papyrus picture of the weighing of the heart (paint inside lines, A3 size)*

2*

 

Note

 Why does it say ‘1-2’ or ‘1-3’?

Every child will have his or her own artefact (*except for the weighing of the heart picture which takes a pair to finish in time). However up to 2 or 3 children can make most of the artefacts. For example, if you write two names next to the scarab beetle, this means two children will each make their own scarab.

 

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