Mrs Grice and Mrs Morley share the teaching of Evergreen, and Mrs Maxwell supports in class over the week.
Welcome to Evergreen!
Just How Awful Were The Ancient Egyptians?
Over the next two terms, we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians. We will begin by learning about who they were and establishing secure chronological knowledge of when they lived by using artefacts. Comparing our daily lives to theirs, the children will investigate similarities and differences and what the significance of that may be.
Of course we cannot leave out the gruesome mummification process! So the children will be learning about all the stages that a body would go through during mummification, but also understanding why they saw this as a ritual. Alongside this, we will compart and contrast the powers of different Egyptian gods.
In our art lessons, we will learn how to write like an Egyptian and make some ancient scrolls with our own papyrus.
In English, we will be using the rich text, Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll. The main character Lillian finds a parcel on her grandfather’s doorstep and is shocked to find out that a famous Egyptologist has sent it. The mysterious package holds the key to a story…about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for.
Using this novel, the children will infer characters feelings, write in role as the characters, write persuasively and informatively. We will also study the infamous discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon and the curse that surrounds it!
Class Teachers: Mrs Grice and Mrs Morley
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Maxwell
- Reading records are to be in school every day. Please ensure your Evergreen is reading with an adult or independently at least three times a week.
- Spelling homework will be given every Friday following a spelling lesson. The children will be given time every day to practise their spellings at school but please do read the words through with your children, ensuring they understand the meaning and how to use them.
Things we need for our art lessons please:
Kitchen roll cardboard tubes
Wrapping paper cardboard tubes
Any scraps, or unwanted rolls of wall paper
Sturdy cardboard boxes