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Year 4

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What was the greatest Ancient Egyptian achievement?

Year 4 will be exploring the effect that the Ancient Egyptians have had on today’s society. We will spend time studying life in Ancient Egypt in order to explore their greatest achievements. This will include: the pyramids, farming and trade practices, gods and goddesses, the importance of the River Nile and beliefs around burial practices. We will use our knowledge to debate our thoughts on what their greatest achievement was.


In Art, we will be learning (skills)

  • Make detailed and intricate marks with attention to tone e.g. shading
  • Use a range of drawing techniques to record observations.

We will be learning about (content)

  • How to use a variety of medium.


In Design and Technology, we will be learning (skills)

  • To select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities

    We will be learning about (content)

  • The different foods Egyptians made and ate.


In Geography, we will be learning (skills)

  • Countries in the continent of Africa.
  • To locate key locations in Egypt.
  • Name and locate Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.

We will be learning about (content)

  • The River Nile and the impact on farming.
  • The importance of The Valley of the Queens and The Valley of the Kings.


In History, we will be learning (skills)

  • Note connections and developments over time using appropriate historical terms.
  • Ask and respond to historically valid questions about changes and causes.
  • Construct informed responses using a selection of relevant historical information.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

We will be learning about (content)

  • Egyptian Gods and beliefs.
  • Ancient farming practice.
  • Burial practice.
  • Ancient Egyptian architecture and the comparison to today.


In Religious Education we will be learning (skills)

  • To recognise the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally.
  • To make connections between differing aspects of religion and consider the different forms of religious expression.
  • To consider the beliefs, teachings, practices and ways of life central to religion.
  • About sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings.
  • To recognise diversity in religion, learning about similarities and differences both within and between religions and beliefs and the importance of dialogue between them.
  • To extend the range and use of specialist vocabulary.
  • To communicate their ideas, recognising other people’s viewpoints.

We will be learning about (content)

  • The religion of Hinduism.