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Entry Point Year 2: Temples, Tombs and Treasures

For their entry point into the unit Temples, Tombs And Treasures, the Year 2 children took on the role of archaeologists who have discovered an ancient tomb. The ancient tomb was - conveniently enough - located in our own school basement!

Armed with a flashlight our archeologists explored the dark tomb in small groups to discover its many hidden secrets.

Unit Summary

The people who helped create the first great civilisations were not unlike you and me. Today we can learn a lot about these people and their way of life through the things they left behind – from everyday objects to magnificent and rare treasures.

Explaining the Theme

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • Why rivers were important to ancient civilisations

  • What daily life was like in Ancient Egypt

  • How to write using Egyptian hieroglyphics

  • About the different rulers of Egypt

  • About Ancient Egyptian religion and burials

  • How the Ancient Egyptians might have built the pyramids

  • About the treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb

  • How to use different sources to find out about Ancient Sumer

  • How to compare life in Ancient Sumer with life in Ancient Egypt

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the instruments used in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Sumer

  • How to create our own music to retell a story from an ancient civilisation

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan and create our own tomb wall painting

  • How to make an Ancient Egyptian headdress

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan an Ancient Egyptian celebration to share with friends and family

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