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Monday- mummification- how to make a mummy

Watch this video a few times. When a person died in Ancient Egypt they would be mummified. Make notes on the video and draw a storyboard or a picture map for each of the steps of mummification.


For each of the steps you drew yesterday, write at least one key word from the video under each picture. Here are a list of some you could use, if you have others just add them in too! If you are unsure of what they mean then talk them through with an adult or look them up on Google.


  • sarcophagus,
  • Canopic jars
  • intestines
  • puncture
  • organs
  • dispose
  • preserve
  •  remove
  • discard
  • nostril
  • slit
  • liver
  • lungs
  • intestines
  • stomach 
  • shrivelled
  • dehydrated
  • saw dust
  • linen
  • corpse 
  • bandages
  • natron

After watching the video on what makes a good set of instructions, you will have noticed that instructions are broken up into:


  • introduction- where you explain what the instructions will be about and persuade the reader to want to use them.
  • you will need list- where you list all the things needed to follow the instructions.
  • method- the main part where you explain how to do something step by step.


Today you are going to focus on the first two bullet points. You will write your introduction and your 'you will need' list.


Here is an example introduction to give you an idea:

Do you want to get rid of that awful rotting smell that is hanging around? Wouldn't it be incredible if you could preserve your body for the afterlife? Well look no further because these simple steps are so easy even a mummy could do it! I am sure you will be an expert in mummification after reading these quick, yet informative instructions. 


Have a go now at writing your own introduction, it is only a few sentences!


Now write a list of all the equipment you will need with the subheading 'You will need'. For example:

You will need:

  • a sharp knife
  • one dead body
  • canopic jars


Now you have written both your introduction and your list of equipment you can get on to the main part- the method. In this section you will number each instruction and write in detail what needs to be done for each step. Work your way through the story board to help you or re-watch the video to remind yourself of each step.


Remember to include:

  • adjectives to add description
  • adverbs to explain how to do each step e.g. carefully, precisely, skilfully.
  • time conjunctions e.g. then, next, after that, before
  • imperative verbs (bossy verbs) e.g. cut, place, slice, wrap, pull
  • numbers for each step
  • top tips on some of the steps e.g. Make sure you place the organs in the correct jars or else the person will not be sent to the afterlife!



Big Write! 

Follow the link below to access Mrs Considine's writing lesson - she goes live at 9:45am. You will follow along with her, and then create your own write based on a video. You can then submit your posts and she picks some to share! You can also share what you write with us on Twitter or our class blogs.


If you miss it live don't worry follow this link to you tube where you will find today's and all of her previous videos