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Knowledge Organisers

The school has created simple Knowledge Organisers for each topic taught in each subject. These are designed to represent the very least that we expect to be in every pupil’s head by the end of a topic. Knowledge builds; it builds on prior learning. Good learning relies on the learner making connections to previous learning in their long term memories. We need to ensure every pupil builds a foundation of knowledge as they go- hence these Knowledge Organisers. Please note they do not represent the full coverage of the curriculum and obviously pupils, depending on the subject, will go far wider and deeper than these simple Organisers might indicate.

Year 3/4 Tutankhamun

(Howard Carter)

Curriculum Threads

4, 6

Earliest civilizations:Ancient Egypt Critical concepts: -Sources as evidence; 

-No single answer to historical questions

eg -Compare and evaluate usefulness of different sources – compare different

eg – Give reasons for different ways in which the p is represented

Questions you could ask about sources

Can you suggest what an Egyptian artefact was used for and who used it?

Do you know why artefacts are so important in helping us learn about the past?

Do you know why the Rosetta stone was such an important discovery?

Can you infer and deduce information about the past from objects that have survived?

Chronology:3000BC—30BC (death of Cleopatra);  life of T: 1346- 1328 bc; discovery of tomb- 1922

Quirky Facts:


1. There are multiple theories around how King Tut died.

2. King Tut was nicknamed the Boy King because he began his reign when he was only nine years old! 

3. Tutankhamun died when he was only 18. 

4. 130 pyramids have been found in Egypt. 

5.  The bandages on a mummy could stretch to 1.6km. 

6. Over 5000 objects were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb.

7. It is said that Howard Carter took one of the shabti dolls from the tomb and kept it for himself!

Vocab re discipline: 1 Primary source A piece of work that gives original information 

2 Historian An expert in or student in History 

3 Artefact an object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration that has historical interest (Right) 

4 Chronology The order in which a series of events happened 

Vocab re topic 

5 Egyptologist An archaeologist who focuses on Ancient Egypt.

 6 Hieroglyphics A type of writing that used a combination of pictures and symbols (Right). 

7 Mummification The process of preserving a body after death in preparation for the afterlife. 

8 Papyrus A plant that grew on the banks of the Nile. It was used as an early version of paper. 

9 Pharaoh The supreme ruler of all of Ancient Egypt. 

10 Sarcophagus A large stone box that held a mummy’s coffin, often richly decorated for Pharaohs. 

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