The ancient art of mummification

Both Year 6 classes (Rowan and Maple) undertook the ancient Egyptian process of mummification last week, when each child mummified a tomato and as a class a fish. The pupils were very excited to get to see the internal organs of a fish before rubbing it in salt and then stuffing it with sand. They then placed it in a beautifully decorated sarcophagus (plastic wallet) and this was then placed inside the rather grand temple (also known as the cupboard in the Year 6 annex), where they will remain until they are uncovered at the end of the topic. We wait to see if the mummification has been successful.