Uks2 Topic: Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians Block F: Daily Life



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UKS2 Topic: Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians Block F: Daily Life

Understand important aspects of the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians; including jobs, food, and games. Create your own Ancient Egyptian board game.


Block F: Ancient Egyptians

Daily life [8 sessions]



Main outcome: History

Other outcomes: D&T, English, Maths and Art.



By the end of this block you will have achieved the following outcomes:

  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; characteristic features of past non-European societies.

  • Understand historical concepts such as similarity, difference and significance.

  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between cultural, religious and social history.

  • Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as peasantry.

  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry.

  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting, and sculpture.

  • Use a range of equipment to perform practical tasks.

  • Use a range of materials.

  • Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

  • Prepare and cook a variety of dishes.

  • Understand where Ancient Egyptian food came from.

  • Generate their ideas using annotated sketches and pattern pieces.

  • Use a range of tools to perform practical tasks.

  • Select appropriate vocabulary.

  • Use further presentational devices to structure text.

  • Use similar writing as a model for their own.

  • Note and develop initial ideas.

  • Use organisational and presentational devices to structure text and guide the reader.

  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.




Session 1: History and Art

Homes

Draw and paint, or model, an Ancient Egyptian house and garden.





Children will

  • Describe a typical Ancient Egyptian house of both rich and poor families.

  • Describe a typical Ancient Egyptian garden (both for homes & temples).

  • Draw and paint, or model, an Ancient Egyptian house and garden.




Session 2: History and D&T

A day in the life of women

Learn about a day in the life of an Ancient Egyptian woman; identify a range of everyday objects found in Ancient Egyptian homes and understand how the Ancient Egyptians would have worked out the passage of time.




Children will

  • Describe a day in the life of an Ancient Egyptian woman.

  • Identify a range of everyday objects found in Ancient Egyptian homes.

  • Understand how a water clock works.

  • Make a simple water clock.

Session 3: History and D&T

Food

Discover the diet of Ancient Egyptians; understand that bread was the staple diet for all Ancient Egyptians (both rich and poor); prepare some Ancient Egyptian food for a feast; taste a range of Ancient Egyptian foods.



Children will

  • Describe the diet of Ancient Egyptians.

  • Understand that bread was the staple diet for all Ancient Egyptians (both rich and poor).

  • Prepare some Ancient Egyptian food for a feast.

  • Taste a range of Ancient Egyptian foods.

Session 4: History, Art and English

Men’s jobs

Research some of the jobs done by Ancient Egyptian men; analyse paintings showing craftsmen at work; show awareness of the social hierarchy in Ancient Egyptian life; make a pot based on Ancient Egyptian designs.



Children will

  • List some of the jobs done by Ancient Egyptian men.

  • Analyse paintings showing craftsmen at work.

  • Show awareness of the social hierarchy in Ancient Egyptian life.

  • Make a pot based on Ancient Egyptian designs.

Session 5: History and D&T Clothing

Research the clothes and footwear worn by Ancient Egyptians; create some Ancient Egyptian clothes for dolls.



Children will

  • Describe the clothes worn by Ancient Egyptians.

  • Describe the footwear of Ancient Egyptians.

  • Create some Ancient Egyptian clothes for dolls.




Session 6: History and Art

Jewellery, hair and make-up

Describe the jewellery and makeup that the Ancient Egyptians wore; create Ancient Egyptian jewellery for themselves and their fashion dolls.



Children will

  • Explain that both men and women in Ancient Egypt wore jewellery, makeup and wigs.

  • Describe the jewellery and makeup that the Ancient Egyptians wore.

  • Identify chn in Ancient Egyptian art by their side locks of youth.

  • Create Ancient Egyptian jewellery for themselves and their fashion dolls.

Session 7: History and Maths

The three Rs

Discover that only some boys and no girls went to school in Ancient Egypt; describe how papyrus was made; work out some calculations using Ancient Egyptian numbers.



Children will

  • Explain that only some boys and no girls went to school in Ancient Egypt.

  • Describe how papyrus was made.

  • Work out some calculations using Ancient Egyptian numbers.

Session 8: History and English

Leisure time

Compare Ancient Egyptian leisure activities with modern ones; play an Ancient Egyptian board game; create your own version of an Ancient Egyptian board game.



Children will

  • Explain what Ancient Egyptians did in their leisure time.

  • Compare Ancient Egyptian activities with modern ones.

  • Play an Ancient Egyptian board game.

  • Create their own version of an Ancient Egyptian board game.


Resources

Session 1

Provided: Images of homes, gardens and decorative details.

You will need: See inside Ancient Egypt by Rob Lloyd Jones & David Hancock, Usborne, ISBN: 9780746084120; Sketching pencils; Drawing paper; Paints; Brushes, including fine ones; Quick-drying modelling clay.
Session 2

Provided: Images of women at work; Water clock images; Sundial images.

You will need: Access to internet; Large yoghurt pots; Newspaper; Diluted PVA glue (to make papier mâché); Paints; Brushes; Rulers; Waterproof marker pens; Embroidery needle; Water; Stopwatches; Bowls to catch water.
Session 3

Provided: Food production images; Food images; List of common foods.

You will need: Fruit; Bread; Recipes; Ingredients for chosen recipes; Cooking equipment; Kitchen; Extra adults.
Session 4

Provided: The Social Pyramid image; Images of men at work; Ancient Egyptian pot images; How to make an Ancient Egyptian pot instructions.

You will need: Quick drying clay OR Clay plus potter’s wheel if available; Paints & brushes; Aprons.
Session 5

Provided: Flax images; Weaving images; Sandal images.

You will need: Barbie & Ken or similar fashion dolls; Newspaper or similar for pattern pieces; Linen (or cotton) plain white/cream cloth; Thread & needles; Scissors; Raffia or similar/brown felt (leather) for sandals.
Session 6

Provided: Jewellery images; Makeup images; How to make an Ancient Egyptian Bead Necklace; How to make an Egyptian Headdress; How to make a gold pendant; How to make an Egyptian Collar.

You will need: Thin card &/or felt (40cm x 40cm); Shiny paper; Black paper; Thick card; Black wool; Drawing compasses & pencils; Scissors; Needles; Beads; Seeds; Buttons; Sequins; Pasta; Quick drying clay, (clay tools – optional); Paints & brushes; Ribbon or cord, thin wire or nylon fishing line; String; PVA glue, (stapler – optional).
Session 7

Provided: Papyrus images; How Papyrus was made; Ancient Egyptian numbers; Ancient Egyptian arithmetic.

You will need: White paper cut into strips, about 1.5cm wide; Diluted PVA glue; Kitchen towels to use as blotting paper.
Session 8

Provided: Images of daily life; Board games; Instructions for Ancient Egyptian game; Spiral template for Mehet Board; Senet board.

You will need: Card; Rulers; Pencils; Quick drying clay or Plasticine; Felt tips, paints or crayons; Dice.



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