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Spring Term 2023

ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS

Spring 1 - Ancient Egypt

 

 

This half term, we start our learning by travelling back in time to one of the most powerful civilizations in the history of the world - The Ancient Egyptians. This Kingdom  lasted for over 3000 years from 3150 BC to 30 BC. 

We will start our learning by travelling back in time to Ancient Egypt and exploring what life might have been like on the banks of the River Nile. Were the Egyptians really as awful as stories tell?

 

We will explore all sorts of things about the Ancient Egyptians. Which Gods and Goddesses did they believe in? Are your stomachs strong enough to face the gruesome details of mummification? What was day to day life like for the people who lived in this ancient land?

 

Who was Howard Carter? Become an archaeologist and walk in his footsteps to unearth the details of his most famous discovery. Do you know what happened in November 1922? Get reading to travel back in time and find out more about Tutankhamun and his surprisingly short life, the controversy that surrounds his death and examine the evidence that has been uncovered.

 

What conclusions will you draw from the evidence? Was life better in Ancient Egypt or today? You decide!

 

Spring 1 Plan

Homework Grid Spring 1

Science - KIRFS (Key Information Recall Facts)

 

  • The circulatory system is your body’s delivery system. It is made up of your heart, blood and blood vessels.

  • Mammals have hearts with four chambers.

  • The heart pumps blood to the lungs to get oxygen. It then pumps this oxygenated blood around the body.

  • The human body needs a constant supply of blood to keep working.

  • Blood delivers oxygen to all the body’s cells – without this cells would die.

  • Blood transports:

  • gases (mostly oxygen and carbon dioxide);

  • nutrients (including water);

  • waste products.

  • Because your heart is crucial to your survival, it’s important to keep it healthy with a well‐balanced diet and exercise, and avoiding things that can damage it, like smoking.

History and Geography KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts)

 

  • The Ancient Egyptians lived approximately 5000 years ago until Roman times (30BC).

  • Egypt is located in North-east Africa. 

  • The capital city of Egypt is Cairo with over 21 million people living there. The 2nd largest city in Africa.

  • The River Nile runs through Egypt and was vital to Ancient Egyptian life.

  • The river Nile is the longest river in the world. The Nile enters the Mediterranean sea just north of Cairo.

  • The climate of Egypt is desert. It has very hot summers and mild winters.

 

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