R.E. & PSCHE
As County Durham RE syllabus – How and why do religious people show care
for others? Why do Christians tell Jesus the light of the world.
Egyptian gods and goddesses
Creation story? Prince of Egypt video
Life of Moses – baby in bulrushes story
10 Plagues and 10 Commandments ,Crossing the Red Sea
Fiction – Author study – David Walliams, narrative order,
character sketches, diary writing and hot-seating
(explorers/Howard Carter’s entry for 26th Nov 1922),
historical settings, stories of Gods in Ancient Egypt.
Follow the new Y4 curriculum for Maths – count and calculate in
different contexts; explore number and place value; add, subtract,
multiply and divide using mental and formal written methods;
gather, organise and interrogate data – link to Egypt.
Non-fiction – Information texts (Ancient Egyptians/Howard
Carter), News reports (finding of the tomb), Explanation texts
(mummification process), glossary of relevant words (e.g.
pyramid, pharaoh, hieroglyphics), Persuasive Writing (Using
adjectives to describe Egypt as a holiday destination in a
poster/travel brochure), Fact files on Egypt
Poetry – shape poem/acrostic poetry on Egypt, learn poem by
Cross-curricular links made where possible.
Shape – explore pyramids and 3D nets, Egyptian masks – line of
Fulcrums – raising water, shadoof
Using the ancient Egyptian decimal system to solve mathematical
Data-handling – sound link
Science (working scientifically across the year)
Sound unit – how sounds are made, vibrations, find
patterns between pitch and the object that produced it,
recognise how sound differs with distance, find patterns
between volume and strength of vibrations
Animals, including humans (digestive system and teeth)
What would the embalmer have seen inside the body?
Location of organs inside the body. Function of organs.
Did an ancient Egyptian eat a balanced diet? Why is it
important to keep a balance in our diet?
Can we tell what animals eat by their teeth? What is the
function of each tooth? What damages your teeth? How
can you look after your teeth?
Food chains, predators and prey
Invasion games – Three Touch Ball L3 Football theme
O & A – Communication Challenge Level 2/3
Egyptian dance – choreograph an Egyptian dance to
Computer Science – design, write and debug programs that accomplish
specific goals. Use repetition in programs. Use logical reasoning to detect and
correct errors in programs.
IT – collect data, analyse and evaluate info. Create a database on Egyptian
Communication - Use Internet to ask and answer questions on Egypt.
Create a multimedia presentation on a chosen aspect of life in Ancient Egypt.
Digital Literacy - Identify ways to report concerns about content.
Year 4 Autumn 2015
HISTORY – timeline from 3000 BC
How was society organised in ancient Egypt? The structure of
society. Roles, rights and responsibilities of different groups of
people in ancient Egypt, e.g. viziers, craftsmen, farmers etc
2. Who were the pharaohs and why were they important? Use a
range of sources to find out about the pharaohs
3. Who were the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses? Explore
ancient Egyptian beliefs and find out about some of the most
popular gods and goddesses
4. What are pyramids and what were they used for? Exploring the
purpose of pyramids and their change over time
5. What were the greatest inventions and achievements of ancient
Egypt? E.g. paper, clocks, ox-drawn plough, calendars, dec.system,
shadoof. How have these inventions impacted life today?
GEOGRAPHY – Include reference to modern day Egypt
Where is Egypt? Locating Egypt on a map.
Exploring geographical features of Egypt (major towns,
rivers, climate, population, also importance of farming)
Geographical features of the River Nile. Importance of Nile.
What would a holiday to Egypt be like? Literacy link.
Describe tourist attractions, create brochures, posters etc
Exploring artefacts from Ancient Egypt as the
basis for children’s own artwork.
Egyptian wall art – replicate and recreate
Sculpture - Create Tutankhamen’s death
mask/mummy mask or
Use sketchbooks to record all observations
Action songs, ceremonial music to listen to and appraise.
Songs linked to Egypt and Egyptians.
Following a recipe to make Egyptian bread (work safely
and hygienically with food)
Mechanisim - Use ‘Moving Monsters’ idea to create a
moving mummy emerging from a tomb (pneumatics)
‘Les Portraits’ – MFL unit
Parts of the body
Numbers and colours in more detail
Describe their very own monster in French