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Y3 Term 1 Ancient Egyptians

National curriculum content

Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world, the nature of ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolution of empires. Understand the achievements of the earliest civilisations through an in-depth study of the Ancient Egyptians.


Lesson objectives

  1. Explain why the River Nile was important to Ancient Egyptians
  2. Understand and use hieroglyphics
  3. Understand the process of mummification
  4. Understand and explain the process of mummification
  5. Understand how pyramids were built
    What we want children to know
  • The features of, and events in, Ancient Egypt
  • Some achievements made by Ancient Egyptians
  • How the Ancient Egyptians lived in comparison to today
  • How the Ancient Egyptians used to communicate
    What skills we want children to develop
  • The ability to compare and contrast different themes, periods and people
  • Select sources as evidence to answer and understand the Ancient Egyptians
  • Be able to communicate using hieroglyphics
    Amulet, Book of the Dead, hieroglyphics, mummy, mummification, papyrus, pharaoh, pyramids, sarcophagus, scarabs, sphinx