Year 5/6 visit the Ashmolean

Swallows Class began the day with a scavenger hunt around Oxford: plenty of book shops, lots of museums, some glorious architecture and one of the largest libraries in Britain. Next, we explored the Ashmolean Museum’s Egyptian exhibition. We enjoyed finding scarabs and cartouches, looking at mummified cats and seeing a lot of hieroglyphs. There was an abundance of exciting things to find and the class named a huge variety of objects as their favourite artefacts: a carved crocodile head, beautiful jewellery, a sarcophagus, a pottery lion… After a fantastic morning of discovery, we headed to University Parks for a picnic lunch and a few games of rounders in the sunshine before heading back to school.