Ancient Egypt

The children have really enjoyed learning about Ancient Egypt this half term. We’ve been incredibly lucky and had the opportunity to work with the drama company Alive and Kicking. We went back in time and took on the role of villagers who were given the task of building a great pyramid. This drama allowed the children to really immerse themselves and engage with the topic. We made some Egyptian God masks to use as part of our drama and learnt about the different roles that each god played. 

The children have looked at different sources of information and learnt about different parts of Ancient Egyptian culture. We’ve learnt about pyramids, pharaohs, trading and mummification. The children have really considered what is the truth and how stories my have changed over time.

 

What The Student Says

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What skills were developed?

The children developed some key historical skills:

-Chronology: The children created a scaled timeline to try understand how far back in time Ancient Egypt was. 
-Historical knowledge: The children have learnt so much about Ancient Egypt and used this knowledge to answer questions.
-Interpretation and evaluation: Children looked at different sources of information and considered how accurate these sources were.
-Asking questions: The children have come up with so many interesting questions about Egypt and thought about how they could find out the answers.

What The Teacher Says

“This has been such a wonderful topic! I really enjoyed watching the children engage with the topic through drama as they all put in so much effort.

They’ve listened so well in lessons and come up with the most interesting questions about Ancient Egypt.

My favourite thing to teach was the lesson on mummification and the children loved mummifying tomatoes!”

-Miss Buxton, Year 4 teacher