To tie in with their history topic on Ancient Egyptians this term, Year 4 have been looking at the mummification process.
Everyone had their own tomato to mummify to which they gave an Egyptian name. Pupils then weighed and made careful observations of their tomatoes. They carefully cleansed the body of their tomato and then removed the insides.
They made a Natron mixture which the tomatoes were buried in for 3 whole weeks. Having removed all of the moisture from their tomatoes with this process, pupils reweighed them and made a comparison with their original observations.
We then stuffed and wrapped the tomatoes. Pupils included gifts within the wrappings before placing them into their sarcophagus’ ready for their journey to the afterlife. Some of the tomatoes were even given their own death masks!