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Take a look at the Knowledge Organiser for our Egyptian experience!

Important Settlements!

We have been learning all about The River Nile and how important it was to the Ancient Egyptians. Due to the hot, sandy, desert climate, settlements near the Nile were desirable. Take a look at some of the fantastic labelled drawings we created to show the many ways in which this famous river was essential to survival in Ancient Egypt. 🇪🇬 🌵☀️💦

A wonderful Nile diagram, Justin!
Super work Angelika!
Great diagram, complete with observation notes from our class discussion. Well done Maka!

We can identify and explain the features of Ancient Egyptian burial chambers!

Well done Sabina- great drawing and explanations!
Excellent information Thomas!
Fantastic explanations Riley!

Understanding Chronology!

We started the learning experience by looking at the chronology of Ancient Egypt. This means knowing key events of the era and when they happened. We created timelines to show this, explaining what happened at key points in the Ancient Egyptian period. Following this, we were given some key events from other periods of history: The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Ancient Greece, The Indus Valley and The Romans. We noticed that lots of these events occurred at a similar time to what what happening in Egypt. We plotted these events on our timelines and summarised what happened. We also noticed that there were lots of similarities. For example, all periods created techniques for farming at similar times, Ancient Egypt and Greece both ended with the Roman invasion, and The Indus Valley used a script of symbols for writing, similar to Egyptian hieroglyphs.

 

An excellent timeline, Tillie-Rose!

Making our Egyptian accessories!

Look at our fantastic Egyptian costumes...

We created a human timeline to understand the chronology.
We then took part in a quiz!
We explored and handled Egyptian artefacts.
Then we played a board game called Mehen!
We had an Ancient Egyptian sports day!

The Mummification Process!

We began by cleansing the body with palm oil.
Internal organs were removed and placed in canopic jars.
Natron was used for preservation.
Linen was wrapped around the body.
Amulets and furniture were placed in the tomb.
Slaves were also killed and buried with their master!
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