Tuesday 12th May- 3R Home Learning-Topic: To understand the process of mummification

Hi Year 3,

Today in topic we are going to look at the Ancient Egyptian ritual of mummification.

What is a mummy?

Who were mummies?

To get started listen to the song below as it explains mummification!

So mummification involves wrapping a corpse (dead body) up , after having taken out their internal organs.

But why did the Ancient Egyptians do this?

Watch the clip below to find out more about the mummification process in a bit more detail.

The process of mummification was a ritual that had to be performed a certain way.

Today you only need to choose one challenge. Please make sure you are not taking the easiest or quickest option but one that challenges you but you are also comfortable completing.

Complete all today’s learning in your homework books or a piece of paper please. Then comment on the blog by telling us your first and last step of the instructions you have written out.

We are going to write a set of instructions for ‘How to make a mummy.’

Here is a reminder of the key features of an instruction text and some word mats to help you with today’s writing.

Here are the spellings of some key words you will need to use in your writing.

As always we would like you to send a picture of your work to: y3upload@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk


Correctly order the steps of mummification as an instruction text.


Using the images below, write a set of instructions of how to make a mummy.


Write down a set of instructions on how to make a mummy. Use the clips above or the following websites to help you.


How to Make a Mummy!

And just to finish off, another song about mummification…

25 thoughts on “Tuesday 12th May- 3R Home Learning-Topic: To understand the process of mummification

  1. How to make a mummy
    1.insert a hook through a hole near the nose and pull out the brain.
    2.Make a cut on left side of the body near the tummy.
    3. Remove all internal organs.
    4.Let the internal organs dry.
    5. place the lungs,intestines,stomach and liver inside canopic jars.
    6. place the heart back inside the body.
    7.rinse inside of body with wine and spices.
    8. cover the corpse with salt for 70 days.
    9.After 40 days stuff the body with linen or sand to give it a more human shape.
    10.After the 70 days wrap the body from head to toe in bandages.
    11.place in a sarcophagus.

  2. A mummy is a dead Egyptian Pharaoh or person, animal that is preserved after death.

    Mummies were any Egyptian who could afford to pay for the expensive process of preserving their bodies for the afterlife.

    Set of Instruction on how to make a mummy

    First, the body must be washed and purified.

    Secondly, take the organs away from the body and then leave only the heart to stay on the dead body.

    Thirdly, Fill up the body with stuffing.

    Next , dry the dead body by covering it with a substance called natron. The substance help to absorb all the moisture from the body.

    After 40 to 50 days, take out the stuffing away and replayed it with Linen or sawdust.

    Then wrap the body in strands of linen and cover it with a sheet. The sheet is called shroud.

    After that, place the body in a stone coffin. The stone coffin is called a sarcophagus.

    Finally, the mummy is now ready for it journey to the afterlife.

  3. A mummy is a deceased human or an animal.
    Mummies were often pharaohs and people who could afford to pay for the expensive process.
    Egyptians mummified people as for their religious beliefs to save their bodies for their after life.
    Silver challenge:
    1) Firstly, the dead body was washed with water so it could be purified.
    7)Finally, they were put into there tomb with there jewellery and token to their pyramid.

  4. Bronze
    2 is 1
    1 is 2
    5 is 3
    6 is 4
    4 is 5
    3 is 6
    How to make a mummy silver
    First you get the body and put it on a bench.
    Next you get a stick and put it through that person nose .
    After that you get one of the statues and put the person body in it .
    Next cover the person with natron salt and leave it dry for 40 days
    After 40 days remove the salt remove it from straw or grass .
    Put on fake eyes and hair to make it look nice.
    Rap the body with ribbon but white colour nothing can’t show.
    Finally put the mommy in the a sarcophagus them in it the take it to the pyramid.

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