Upper Key Stage 2 Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians

Learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. Investigate the men and women who studied the kingdoms of Egypt and explore their discoveries. Look at some of the Pharaohs and the development of the pyramids, as well as the mythology that permeated Ancient Egypt. Look at the role the Nile had in allowing this civilisation to flourish and examine daily life, comparing it to our own.

Block A
4 sessions
Introduction to Ancient Egypt

Compare the Ancient Egyptian civilisation with the society, climate and terrain of Britain at the time. Discover how that civilisation came to an end and the remains of Ancient Egypt that exist in Egypt today.

History, English, Geography
Block B
4 sessions
Egyptologists

Discover Egyptologists Champollion and Howard Carter, their discoveries and achievements. Write a play of events. Make observational drawings of Egyptian artefacts and debate their removal from Egypt.

History, English, Art & Design
Block C
9 sessions
Pharaohs and Pyramids

Learn about the rulers of Ancient Egypt, their dynasties, battles and burials. Discover their symbols and crowns. Share knowledge of the pharaohs by staging an exhibition.

English, Maths, Science, Art & Design, DT, History
Block D
4 sessions
Ancient Egyptian Tombs

Learn about the tombs of the Egyptians and how to draw and paint Ancient Egyptian style figures. Then make and decorate your own 3D model of an Ancient Egyptian decorated rock-cut tomb.

History, Art & Design, DT
Block E
5 sessions
Mythology

Discover the myths and tales that the Ancient Egyptians told about the creation of the world and the lives of the gods and goddesses they worshipped. Take part in the recreation of an Ancient Egyptian festival procession.

History, English, Art & Design, DT
Block F
8 sessions
Daily Life

Understand important aspects of the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians, including jobs, food, and games. Create your own Ancient Egyptian board game.

English, Maths, Art & Design, DT, History
Block G
5 sessions
The Nile

Learn about the incredible, life-giving River Nile and its impact on civilisation in Egypt. Use the maps and models made in previous sessions to present your learning to visitors.

English, Science, Art & Design, DT, Geography, History
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