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

Acquire a chronological understanding  .. Have a knowledge and understanding of events…learn about people and changes in the past…Look at historical interpretation….Analyse organisation and communication…Discuss historical enquiry


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



Note: Click on links below for free worksheets

Free KS2 Ancient Egypt Wordsearch Worksheet

Free Tutankhamun Worksheet Quiz- KS2 Students questions and Teachers Notes

King Tutankhamun



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 first below then on second link:–school-visits.html



Nebamun’s ancient Egypt

“Nebamun’s Tomb”

These wall paintings are from the tomb of a nobleman named Nebamun. Nebamun’s tomb was built around 1400 B.C. near the town of Thebes

Click on BRITISH MUSEUM then the second link and explore each picture




TUTANKHAMUN – Anatomy of an Exhibition

Click on link below


This website 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 Note: Click on Book cover to access book



EGYPTIAN TOMB WALL – 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.




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 to access Papyrus of Ani then click on screen

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