Egyptian Day at Cuckoo

Year 5 Egyptian Day

The years 5s at Cuckoo took part in some fantastic activities for Egyptian Day.

The day began with children learning how to make Egyptian bread dough. They followed a recipe to create their Egyptian dough.

While their Egyptian dough was proving the children took part in an exciting ‘wrap the mummy’ competition.

One person from each group was nominated to be the mummy while the others had 5 minutes to wrap them.

The winners of the competition got the chance to wrap their teacher up as a mummy.

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Egypt is situated in the northeast corner of the Africa.

A large river called the River Nile flows through the country into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile enters Egypt from the Sudan and flows north for about 1545 km (about 960 m) to the sea.

The Ancient Egyptians lived along the banks of the river Nile in Egypt. Farmers first settled in Egypt along the River Nile around 5000 B.C.

Egypt is mainly made up of hot deserts and receives little rainfall. Without the River Nile, the area would be entirely desert.

All of Egypt depended on the Nile for water, food and transportation. The Nile also provided the ancient Egyptians with fertile land which helped them to grow their crops and raise their animals.