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Summer Two Ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians

Our new topic for the summer term is, The Ancient Egyptians. We will be exploring the gruesome truth about mummification, creating ancient cyphers with hieroglyphics and questioning how the pyramids were built. So get ready to travel back in time to the wonderous time of The Ancient Egyptians.

As Historians we will:

- Find out why the Egyptians settled in North East Africa and that is where the country of Egypt today

- Recognise that Ancient Egypt existed between the 4500BC – 332BC

- Understand that River Nile is the reason that the Ancient Egyptians developed their civilisation

- Know the Egyptians built pyramids as places to bury their kings and queens who are called Pharaoh's

- Recognise that the most magnificent tombs can be found in the Valley of the Kings

- Research the stages of the mummification process which are: embalming the body, removal of the brain, removal of the organs which are added to canopic jars, drying of the body and wrapping the body

- Be able to name 3 Ancient Egyptian Gods or Goddesses and give further information about at least one (Ra, Anubis, Osiris, Horus, Isis, Amun, Set, Thoth, Sekhmet, Ptah or Hathor)

- Recognise how Ancient Egyptian society was organised in a social pyramid, naming each of the levels (pharaohs, viziers, nobles, priests, craftsmen, scribes, soldiers, farmers, slaves)

- Understand how Ancient Egyptians made papyrus and used this to record ideas and communicate

- Recognise how hieroglyphics were used to record ideas and communicate


As Geographers we will:

- Locate and label Ancient Egypt and surrounding countries on a world map

- Recognise that the climate of Ancient Egypt due to its longitude and latitude allowed the Ancient Egyptian civilisation to grow

- Understand what the fertile crescent is and how this helped the growth of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation


As Scientists we will:

- Recognise that levers were used to allow a smaller force to have a greater effect when Ancient Egyptians used a Shaduf to move water

- Understand that pulleys may have been used to move big blocks of stone when building the pyramids


As Computer Technicians we will:

- Recognise how encryption works and why it is necessary in a digital world

- Think about the information that needs to be encrypted and decrypted when using the internet

- Learn, create and use some paper ciphers to encrypt and decrypt codes


As Designers of Technology we will:

- Create a 3D product using patterns and seam allowance as well as understanding pattern allowance

- Combine a range of fabrics to create more useful properties

- Pin and tack fabric pieces together

- Join fabrics using over-sewing, back stitch or machine stitch


As Musicians we will:

- Sing with accuracy, fluency, control, and expression

- Explore and use different forms of notation

- Understand note length

- Read simple pitch notation

- Use hieroglyphs and stave notation to write a piece of music



As students of PSHE we will:

- Understand how name calling and rumour spreading can be challenging behaviours.

- Recognise that there are different stages of grief and that there are different stages of loss that cause people to grieve

- Understand confidentiality and when it is right to break this

- Know the different types of relationships and about what constitutes a positive, healthy relationship

- Recognise that marriage, arranged marriage and civil partnership is between two people who willingly agree

- Understand that forcing anyone to marry is a crime, that support is available to protect and prevent people from being forced into marriage and to know how to get support

- See that there are different perceptions of what normal means,

- Give examples of people with disabilities who lead amazing lives.

- Explain the ways in which being different could cause conflict and be a cause for celebration.

- Have an accurate picture of who you are in terms of characteristics and personal qualities


As students of RE we will:

- Think about what honesty looks like in everyday life

- Use a speaking and listening strategy to clarify the values that matter most to us, and explore the fact that different people have different values

- Understand more deeply that peace is valued by both Humanists and Christians, but peace is not always easy to build.

- Deepen our understanding of the impact of values on life.

- Draw learning about values together and express ideas of our own about how values can make a community happier