Ancient Egypt Key Stage 2

National Curriculum

The aims and objectives of the Key Stage 2  ancient Egypt history syllabus is as follows:

Student will be required to:

  1. Acquire a chronological understanding
  2. Have  a knowledge and understanding of events
  3. Learn about people and changes in the past
  4. Look at historical interpretation
  5. Analyse organisation & communication
  6. Discuss historical enquiry

PLEASE SEE BELOW: To help teachers with their ancient Egypt projects ancientegyptamania has provided students with two free worksheets, which we hope will give them some fun  learning. Enjoy……

Free Tutankhamun Worksheet Quiz- KS2 Students questions and Teachers Notes 

Click on picture to obtain Quiz paperwork

King Tutankhamun

Topic ancient Egypt artifacts

HIGHCLERE CASTLE in Newbury, Berkshire  is the home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. In 1922 the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.  Lord and Lady Carnarvon offer the opportunity to Primary Schools or those studying Egyptology to visit the Exhibition as part of their studies under the National Curriculum.

Over 5,000 objects, works of art and everyday items were found in the tomb, providing an extraordinary insight into the Ancient Egypt civilisation.Educational visits may be arranged outside of normal public opening, subject to availability.

The visit takes approximately two and a half hours including lunch. On any one visit, the maximum number of children is 45. On arrival the children are divided into 2, 3 or 4 smaller groups depending upon the numbers. It is in the interest of the children that we keep these smaller groups to around 15, as neither the Exhibition nor the “Hands On” room can accommodate larger numbers. Each group, accompanied by an experienced guide, then visits in turn (for approximately 30 minutes at each venue) the following:

  • The ancient Egypt Antiquities Room – a comprehensive exhibition with exhibits over 3,500 years old.
  • The “Hands On” room where children may dress up in replica Egyptian costume and jewellery, handle replica artefacts, draw, do stencils, read, build a pyramid, make a cartouche with their name in hieroglyphs etc.
  • Weather permitting, a walk around the exterior of the house and to the Secret Garden. If it is raining we show a 30 minute video about finding of the tomb of Tutankhamun

For  more information including opening dates click on link below:–school-visits.html

ancient Egypt -SENET BOARD GAME
During 1922 in the Valley of the Kings an exquisite example of the ancient Egypt Senet board game was discovered in the tomb of the young ancient Egypt Pharaoh Tutankhamun by archaeologist Howard Carter. On the outside of the ivory Senet box there were drawings of Tutankhamun and his wife Ankhesenamun. ancient Egypt Hieroglyphs inscribed on the top of the box describe Tutankhamum as the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, ruler of the Nine Bows and Lord of the Two lands. Although there are many versions  of the ancient Egypt Senet board game rule around.  Scholars are still not sure how the ancient Egyptians played the game.

Click on BRITISH MUSEUM link below to play Senet Board Game

TUTANKHAMUN: Anatomy of an Exhibition
This website link
will give you and your students the opportunity to have access to some amazing photographs relating to the Tutankhamun ancient Egypt expedition from the archives of the Griffiths Institute located within the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. It will also provide you with a complete record of Howard Carter’s excavation of the ancient Egypt tomb of Tutankhamun .  All the documentation, which is presented in its original form has kindly been made available by the Griffith Institute to scholars, interested members of the public and school students with the hope that it will help to bring the knowledge and love of ancient Egypt to everyone.


ancient Egypt  topic- Written by David Stewart
Illustrated by David Antram
WEB  BOOK version
Click on link


ancient Egypt topic – A short video 2.14 in length providing an animation of an ancient egypt tomb wall and its characters as they come to life. Great fun  for all ages and great sound track .                                                                                            click on link

An ancient Egypt themes Classroom tutorial courtesy of the Emory, Michael C. Carlos Museum
An excellent link providing background information which allows young people to learn about the different names that Tutankhamun had and the opportunity to produce their own cartouche with their name written in hieroglyphs inside the template provided.
Click on link

ancient Egypt  – THE PAPYRUS OF ANI
(A Complete Digital image of all of the Papyrus)
The Papyrus of Ani is a papyrus manuscript written in cursive hieroglyphs and illustrated with color miniatures created in the 19th Dynasty of the New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt.
Egyptians often compiled an individualized book for each person at their death, called the “Book of Going Forth by Day”. This book is more commonly known as the Book of The Dead. It usually contained declarations and spells to help the deceased in their afterlife. The “Book of the Dead” for scribe Ani from Thebes is the manuscript called the Papyrus of Ani.
It was purchased in 1888 by Sir E.A. Wallis Budge for the collection of the British Museum where it remains today. Before shipping the manuscript to England, Budge cut the seventy-eight foot scroll into thirty-seven sheets of nearly equal size, damaging the scroll’s integrity at a time when technology had not yet allowed the pieces to be put back together.
Click on link:            Then click on image

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