What are we learning about?
This 6 week unit will explore all aspects of Ancient Egypt through English, History and Art. The children will work to produce artefacts to create their own museum.
We will be reading a variety of Myths and Legends and explore the meanings of these for the Egyptian people. We will then write our own myth based on what we have learnt.
We will be studying features of non-chronological reports and newspapers, and the children will write based on an aspect of Ancient Egyptian life.
In Guided Reading, we will be studying Ancient Egyptian poetry and the story of Egyptian Cinderella.
We will be looking at telling the time, this will involve knowing how many minutes there are in an hour and day. We will also be looking at the 24 hour clock and roman numerals.
We will be using 2D and 3D shape to create our own pyramid village based on their properties. We will also be looking at angles and perimeter in relationship to pyramids.
This topic will focus on Literacy, History, Science and Art. The children will explore Egypt through the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and what it told us about life in Ancient Egypt. They will be looking at magnets and forces in science and how Egyptians began to use science. Our computing curriculum will involve programming ‘beebots’ to navigate around an Egyptian tomb. The ICT will also include an introduction to the term ‘algorithm’ and the link to coding on computers.
How you can help at home
Parents can support by encouraging children to read and research Ancient Egypt.
www.ancientegypt.co.uk The British museum site with lots of information!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgVlXOyU10I Video introduction to Ancient Egypt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UvWJbh6Dxo How the great pyramid was built