Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Cedar Class Visit to Oriental Museum


Oriental Museum, Durham


Friday 25th May 2018

Year Group

Year 4 – Cedar Class (Miss Keast)


9:00am – 3:15pm. The visit will last the full day so please be on time for school and try not to arrange any appointments on this date. We will endeavour to return back to school by 3:15pm however please be aware that heavy traffic sometimes causes a delay which is out of our control. We will try to keep you informed of any such delays with a text message.

Visit Leader

Miss Keast


There will be a total of 4 adults on the visit. Adults may include school staff/school governors/parent helpers and students currently on placement in school.

Cost of the Visit

To help cover the cost of the visit we are asking for a parental contribution of £12.30. Payments can be made via the epayment system or by cash/cheque at the school office. Parental contributions are important because as a school we are unable to financially support all visits this financial year. The contribution goes towards the cost of transport (hire of coach and driver), activities undertaken at the museum including a guide.   If we do not receive enough contributions towards the visit we may not be able to organise such experiences in the future. If you are unable to make this payment, then please contact Mrs Jenner in the school office on 0191 5250808 to discuss a payment plan or to see if you may be considered to apply for a school bursary. Payments may be made in instalments.

Aim of the Educational Visit

Children in Year 4 Cedar class will visit the Oriental Museum in Durham to link with their learning in school about Ancient Egypt. Children will travel back in time to the land of the Pharaohs and experience what life was like thousands of years ago. The class will participate in a workshop that give children the chance to experience and explore various aspects of life in Ancient Egypt. The Oriental Museum houses one of the finest Egyptology collections in the country and as well as exploring the galleries, children in Cedar class will have have the opportunity to use and handle the collections. The visit will allow children to study the significance of mummies and mummification and there is even the opportunity to mummify a child and send them on their way to the afterlife (no children will be harmed in this activity!).

Lunch Arrangement

Children will need a healthy packed lunch with a drink. The school will provide children entitled to a free school meal with a packed lunch. All other children will need to bring their own packed lunch..


Children should wear their school uniform.