We spent today at the Great North Museum Hancock, exploring a fantastic Egyptian exhibit.
We started the day looking at many different artefacts. There were mummies, jewellery, hieroglyphics, pots and may other things. We also played some games where we had to find something in the exhibition with a certain characteristic, such as wood or man made or just beautiful. We also looked at the death scrolls and deciphered some hieroglyphics.
We also looked at a huge map of Egypt. We talked about the key, grid references and also where a lot of the cities and towns were located. We found a number of airports, located the rivers and seas and could find the main cities. We then looked at how to use grid references to describe where these things were.
After lunch we explored the rest of the museum and saw a number of other exhibits, such as the Romans, Ancient Greeks, fossils and local wild life.