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Autumn - Journey down the Nile

Are you ready for a journey down the world's longest river?

This term we will learning all about the language of rivers from start to finish. We will start this journey with our field trip to Gaveston Hall where we will learn about orienteering, shelter building and go for a walk in a river! Our river theme and river literature will inspire our writing, music, RE and art where we look at the work of Bryan Wynter.

In the second half of the term, we consider the wonders of Ancient Egypt, learn about the famous Howard Carter and create our own Canopic jars. We think about life in ancient Egypt and write our own traditional tales of this time.

Questions we'll be asking:

  • What happens as a river makes its journey?
  • What is the longest river?
  • How old is the water we drink?
  • Where does water come from?
  • Who Howard Carter, why is he important?
  • Who was Tutankhamun?
  • What are pyramids?
  • What was the role of women in Ancient Egypt?
  • What are hieroglyphics?
  • Where is Egypt?