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We hope you have enjoyed learning about the ancient Egyptians. You can complete this topic by finishing the pages in your booklet, watching the Awful Egyptians compilation below or challenging yourself to the KAHOOT Quiz! 


Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians | Compilation


Cleopatra is one of the most well known Egyptian leaders. Not only was she one of the few female pharoahs but she was actually the last ruler of ancient Egypt before it became part of the Roman Empire. 

Find out more about her below before completing the activities in your topic booklet. 

Cleopatra Powerpoint

Horrible Histories Egyptians Reign Cleopatra's tangled family

Horrible Histories - Ra Ra Cleopatra | Horrible Songs | Awful Egyptians


Considered to be some of the most amazing man-made structures in the world, the Egyptian pyramids are equally fascinating and beautiful!


Built over many years, the pyramids were created to house the tombs of the Pharoahs. 


Find out all about them by following the links below.




Pyramids Powerpoint

360°: APEX Museum - Egyptian Temple in Virtual Reality

Horrible Histories Egyptians invention of the pyramid

Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians Selling pyramid real estate Meet the Egyptian gods


This week we are taking a closer look at one of Egypt's most famous pharoahs.


Tutankhamun, also known as the boy king, was made famous by the fact that his tomb lay hidden, presumed lost, for many years. 


But one archaeologist refused to give up! Howard Carter not only found the tomb but also the most intact collection of Egyptian artefacts ever discovered!

Howard Carter and Tutankhamun

Discovery of the Tutankhamun Tomb

Don Wildman will talk you through the many treasures found in the different sections of the tomb.

The Discovery of KING TUT | The Antechamber

The Discovery of KING TUT | The Burial Chamber and Treasury

The Discovery of KING TUT

Go on a virtual tour of the Saatchi Gallery where the treasures were on display until May 2020.

This week our focus is on 



Mummification was a process used by ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies of their loved ones after their death. 

Mummification in Ancient Egypt | Primary History - Ancient Egypt

Mummification powerpoint

Mummification (How an Ancient Egyptian Mummy was Made)

This term we should have been visiting the Ulster Museum in Belfast to see a real mummy. 


Unfortunately we cannot go this year, but you can still find out about Takabuti in the clip below!

Takabuti, The Ulster Museum Egyptian Mummy (2009)

Watch these funny clips from the Horrible History series!

Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians

A picky widow chooses a mummification style for her husband!

Horrible Histories - Making a Mummy | Horrible Songs | Awful Egyptians

See how bodies were mummified during the great Egyptian era in this hilarious Horrible Histories song!

Finally, check out out how to mummify an apple on Seesaw. 

If you are not on the Seesaw app, you can follow the instructions on the sheet below. 

Instructions and Observation Record

This week let's learn about 

Egyptian gods and goddesses!

The ancient Egyptians believed in LOTS of different gods and goddesses. Find out about how they thought the world was created in this clip.


The Egyptian story of creation from the Big Myth collection.

Egyptian gods and goddesses powerpoint

Read all about the various gods and goddesses by visiting these websites.
And finally, have a look at this funny clip from HORRIBLE HISTORIES!

Horrible Histories - Egyptian Gods and The Devourer

The Egyptian Gods sketch

This week let's learn about 



How to Write Your Name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Learn how to sound out your name in hieroglyphs, just like they did in Ancient Egypt!

Hieroglyph Powerpoint

This week we're looking at............

Egyptian Society

Learn about the daily life of the Egyptians.

  • How did they live?
  • What types of jobs did they have?
  • What did they wear?

Find the answers through the links below.....

Have a look at these clips for more information on everyday life in ancient Egypt...

Check out this powerpoint all about Egyptian society

Read these books on myON for more information.

(You can quiz on the first book to get more AR points!) 

The most important person was the Pharoah who ruled over Egypt.

Find out more about the role of the Pharoah by looking at this powerpoint.

Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians - Fashion!

Find out what was fashionable at the time - you may be surprised!

Don't forget to complete these pages in your topic booklet!

If you're feeling creative, you could make some Egyptian jewellery - head over to our Art section for further information! 

The River Nile

This week we will focus on the River Nile and learn how important it was to the ancient Egyptians. 


Check out this powerpoint about the River Nile.

Let's get Arty!

Choose one of the art activities below :

(for more information visit the Art section of our P5 class page)

  • Create your own River Nile 
  • Make your own boat to float in the River Nile (your sink/bath)
  • Design a scarab beetle - you could link this to the whole school challenge!


Today we start our new topic of ...

Ancient Egypt! 

This week we will be introducing our topic by finding out some interesting facts about the Ancient Egyptians. Follow the links to find out more....

25 Facts About ANCIENT EGYPT | 25 FACTS

The pyramids! The Pharaohs! The mystery of the Sphynx's missing nose! We've got everything you need to know about ancient Egypt!!

You can also look at the following powerpoints or log on to myOn and read 'Your Life as A Pharoah in Ancient Egypt' 
Links with Literacy - Watch this short clip and write a diary entry from the perspective of the archaeologist (or the camel!)

The Egyptian Pyramids - Funny Animated Short Film (Full HD)

Cairo, 1920, an archaeologist is about to discover the secret of the Egyptian Pyramids...

Week 3 World Around Us Challenge PowerPoint

Introducing Ancient Egypt | History - Lost Lands

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. The third of seven films introducing life in ancient civilisations. Nefa, a priest in training, shows us ancient Egyptian buildi...