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.
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