Year 4 Visit Great North Museum: Hancock
On Wednesday 13th January, Year 4 went on an exciting visit to the Hancock museum. After we got there we split into groups to explore the museum. My class were the first to enjoy a really interesting workshop with an Egyptian expert. One of the things we got to do was to handle real Egyptian artefacts and work out who they belonged to. Interestingly, we decided that farmers should be higher up on the hierarchy pyramid due to their importance influence on the civilisation.
Following on from the workshop we went to the Egyptian exhibit: it was very interesting. We even saw a real life Egyptian mummy – I couldn’t believe it! My favourite part was either: taking part in the journey of the afterlife, learning how to write my name in hieroglyphs or dressing up in a leopard print costume like a priest. I had so much fun – I can’t decide!
After a scrummy lunch, we went on a fact finding trail around the museum. We saw so many amazing animals including an enormous snake and a massive dinosaur skeleton. I really enjoyed all of it – I can’t pick a favourite part!
Rachel Y (Year 4)