Finny wanted to start off by showing Cian his map of the Nile Delta, to give him an understanding of where the Ancient Egyptians live.

Ioan was the first to make a pharoah portrait at his learning community, with the very talented Anisha. Finny then made his own portrait, as well as some extra papyrus (overlapped strips of brown paper, glued together) for Cici to use. Here they explained the next steps to Cics.

Cici carefully cut around the picture of himself.

The next step was to cut across his head in the angle he wanted his hat to sit.

The trimmed head was stuck on the papyrus.

“This is a special box that Nic and Paul gave us…”

Cics started using the oil pastels to colour stripes on to his printed picture.

Last of all, Cici added his hat.

He then filled in any white gaps on his hat and wrote his name at the top of his papyrus. Both Ioan and Finny had written their names in Hieroglyphics, but seeing as Cian is only 4, he decided to just write his name instead.

A very proud artist.

Their work framed and ready to go on the wall.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Understanding the world

ELG 13 – People and communities:

Children know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

ELG 14 – The world:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.