As part of their Art topic, pupils in 4Z have been learning about how ancient Egyptians used papyrus to make paper. They first learnt about the papyrus plant which is a reed that grows in marshy areas around the Nile River. After examining the characteristic features of Egyptian art, the children proceeded to weave strips of paper to make their own papyrus. These strips were then laid out in two layers, one horizontal and one vertical, and pressed to form a papyrus sheet. Pupils sketched their Egyptian designs and had to use fine paintbrushes for the detailed painting that followed. These beautiful and intricate designs with hieroglyphs are on display in our Ancient Egyptian Gallery in class.