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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Summer 2 - Pharaohs

Let’s travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and ancient artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt. Who knows what treasures you will find?

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Home Learning Ideas

Home Learning Workbook

08/06/22 ENGAGE English - In preparation for our messy write, we learnt how to mummify a body using the technique described by the Ancient Egyptians. We did a little bit of research and then became hands on, wrapping the body in the same way. We will use this experience to write an explanation text of how to mummify a body.

08/06/22 Music - We learnt a song called 'Gift of the Nile'. We learnt how to sing together and how to sing in unison.

10/06/22 Building up the song.

09/06/22 PE - Dance: Year 5 learnt about body shapes and movements that could have been used in Ancient Egyptian times. We used a video of Ancient Egyptian dance moves to follow along to. This will provide inspiration for our own dance be the end of this topic.

12/06/22 MUSIC - we learnt that symbols can be represented in different ways. We all interpreted these images as different sounds. We made these sounds with our voices.

14/06/22 DEVELOP - History: We learnt about the Egyptian pharaohs. We had to use our research skills to find out what made these pharaohs so good. We held a competition (Egypt’s Got Talent) to see who the best pharaoh was.