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Autumn 1



During the first half term, we will be discovering what life was like for the Ancient Egyptians. We will be learning about significant people from this civilization, their achievements and the impact that their beliefs had on their daily life and after life. 




Fun Facts about Ancient Egypt

  • Egyptian men and women wore makeup. It was thought to have healing powers, plus it helped protect their skin from the sun.
  • They used mouldy bread to help with infections.
  • They were one of the first civilizations to invent writing. They also used ink to write and paper called papyrus.
  • The Ancient Egyptians were scientists and mathematicians. They had numerous inventions including ways to build buildings, medicine, cosmetics, the calendar, the plow for farming, musical instruments, and even toothpaste.
  • Ancient Egypt plays a major role in the Bible. The Israelites were held captive there as slaves for many years. Moses helped them escape and led them to the Promised Land.
  • The Pharaoh kept his hair covered. It was not to be seen by regular people.
  • Cats were considered sacred in Ancient Egypt.
  • Primary homework helpThis website contains lots of information about the Egyptians, including the River Nile, pharaohs and clothing.

Autumn 2



Our second topic during the Autumn term is South Africa. We will be learning about the climate of Africa as well as the physical and human geography features of this country.

Nelson Mandela was a significant figure in South Africa and we will be discovering what he did and why he made those decisions.

Facts about South Africa


OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of South Africa
CAPITALS: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), Bloemfontein (judicial)
POPULATION: 55, 489, 975
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Afrikans, English, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Northern Sotho, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
AREA: 1,219,089 square kilometres
MAJOR RIVERS: Limpopo, Orange