This week Year 4 have been thinking about the role of cats in Ancient Egypt. Cats were sacred animals and the owners used to even dress them up in jewels and finery and feed them the tastiest of treats! We discussed how cats were used for protection in the afterlife and were often mummified and placed with their owners.
Year 4 had lots of fun and made their own cat mummies using toilet rolls and masking tape. The tape was wrapped carefully around the ‘cat’ and then painted in metallic paint. The children looked carefully at pictures of cats in Ancient Egypt and based their detailed designs on the images. They look purrrrfect! Well done Year 4!