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Term 1 - Ancient Egypt


We have produced some Knowledge Organisers for some of our key projects this term.  you can find them below.  Please use these to revise key knowledge with your children.



We shall begin the year by revising our key skills for writing, such as word classes and sentence structure.  We shall then be writing our own 'beat the monster' tale using the advert Moz the Monster.  We shall be focusing on description and how to use similes to support this.  Later in the term we will be learning how to write an explanation text for mummification!






We will be revising place value of numbers and how to use this to support calculations and problem solving.  We shall build on this in addition and subtraction. Keep practising your number facts on TT Rockstars!


Science - Healthy Bodies

In our science project this term we shall be learning about our bodies and how to keep them healthy.  We shall learn about the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and a healthy lifestyle on our bodies.


RE - Islam - Bring Human

Through out this unit children will: 

  • Know the meanings of the Arabic words ‘Abd (servant of God), Khalifa (regent) and Shariah (straight path) and what they mean to Muslims
  • Know the names of the Five Pillars of Islam and the practices that relate to each
  • Know the importance of family life to Muslims and how the Qur’an teaches about this 
  • Know that Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is an example to Muslims through the Hadith
  • Know about Muslim charities and how they connect to Muslim beliefs



History - Ancient Egypt

By the end of this unit children will:

  • Know that the Egyptians settled in northeast Africa, and that’s where the country of Egypt is today
  • Know that they lived in a very dry area, but they got water from the Nile River so they could grow crops.
  • Know that the Egyptians were the first civilisation to invent writing.
  • Know the importance of the pyramids and rituals after death for Egyptians 
  • Know about key Egyptian pharaohs, e.g. Rameses II and Tutankhamun 
  • Know that Cleopatra was the last pharaoh of Egypt before the Romans took over.







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