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“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Year 5D

Advent Wreaths

Advent is a time to remember God’s promise to send a Messiah. It is about waiting in joyful hope for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. During the four weeks of Advent, we use many different ways of reminding ourselves what it is that we are waiting for. We made an Advent wreath to show that we are waiting in joyful hope for Jesus.

Ancient Egyptian Day

Today, 5D celebrated Ancient Egyptian Day! Everyone made a fantastic effort with their costumes. It was lovely to see a variety of pharaohs, Gods, Goddesses, mummies and even a few archaeologists. We started off the day by cracking some hieroglyphic clues that the God of Wisdom, Thoth, had left for us around the path. These clues helped us solve the mystery of the missing treasure.


5D then learnt a new Ancient Egyptian themed song, which was all about making mummies. We then had a go at making a mummy ourselves! The children were each given an apple, which they carved and covered in salt, in the hope that this will preserve the apples over the coming weeks. We finished off our day by making our own death masks, which used the self-portrait skills we have been developing in our art lessons so far this year. 


Thank you to the parents for the brilliant effort that went into every child’s costume today.