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Retrieve and Record Information: The Ancient Egyptians 3

In this worksheet, students will prepare for time travel to Ancient Egypt by finding out important information.

'Retrieve and Record Information: The Ancient Egyptians 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:  Retrieve and Record Information

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hello Time Detective! You have been selected to find out about: 

The Ancient Egyptians

 

Read this important information:

 

 

Going Back in Time to Ancient Egypt

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS

 

 

 

You will need:

  • a packed lunch
  • a change of clothes
  • four pencils
  • a notepad 
  • a large rucksack
  • a pair of sunglasses
  • a camera
  • a teddy

 

Meet at:

0600 HOURS, BRITISH MUSEUM STEPS, 2015 AD

 

Flight Information:

Your flight will be in a 3675 Chesting Superspeed Techno-vessel. PLEASE NOTE: from the outside your time vessel looks like a chest of drawers.

There will be no refreshments, but there is a toilet.

 

Landing time:

0600 HOURS, SOMEWHERE NEAR CAIRO, 1100 BC 

 

EXTRA INFORMATION:

You need to find out as much information as you can, so you can bring this information back to the future.

 

 

 

Now answer the following questions based on what you have read.

Why are you going to Ancient Egypt?

Type your answer using sentences.

Why do you need to take a packed lunch on your journey?

Type your answer using sentences.

When and where will you land?

Type your answer using sentences.

How can you get to Ancient Egypt? Describe the vehicle you are travelling in.

Type your answer using sentences. 

Time Detective, you have been given a guidebook to help you when you get there.

Read it carefully.

 

 

ANCIENT EGYPT GUIDE BOOK

Page One

 

​PHAROAHS

Ancient Egyptian kings are called Pharoahs. They are thought to be part human and part god. Pharoahs are the most important people in Ancient Egypt and must be obeyed.

In 1335 BC the Pharoah is a young boy called Tutankhamun, the boy king. He was born in 1346 BC and is now nine years old. His father was Pharoah Akhenaton or Amenhotep IV. He is married to Ankhesenamun. Pharoah Tutankhamun enjoys playing archery.

 

 

 

What is a Pharoah?

Type your answer using sentences.

Write three facts that you have learned about Tutankhamun?

Type your answer using sentences.

What else would you like to know about Tutankhamun?

Type your answer using sentences.

Read this carefully.

 

 

ANCIENT EGYPT GUIDE BOOK

Page Four

 

GODS AND GODDESSES

Ancient Egyptians worship many different gods and goddesses; more than 2000! These gods and goddesses are often half-human and half-animal. It is important to pray for all these different deities to keep happy and well because different gods and goddesses have different jobs. 

God Ra is the sun god with a hawk's head. He is born anew every morning and makes the sun rise, travelling across the sky in his boat. Goddess Tefnut is God Ra's daughter. She is the goddess of rain and water, so if you wish to have rain, you need to pray to Tefnut. She has a lionness' head.

 

 

 

Why are there so many gods and goddesses?

Type your answer using sentences.

Write two facts about God Ra.

Type your answer in sentences.

If you were a farmer in Ancient Egypt why would you pray to Goddess Tefnut?

Type your answer using sentences.

 

 

WELL DONE, TIME DETECTIVE! 

You are now ready to proceed on your flight to

Ancient Egypt!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... OFF YOU GO!

 

  • Question 1

Why are you going to Ancient Egypt?

Type your answer using sentences.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to two marks for a similar answer written in sentences:
I am going to Ancient Egypt to find out about how children lived in those times. I must try and find an object that tells us about Ancient Egyptian children.
  • Question 2

Why do you need to take a packed lunch on your journey?

Type your answer using sentences.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a similar answer written using sentences:
I need to take a packed lunch because there are no refreshments on the journey and I might get hungry.
  • Question 3

When and where will you land?

Type your answer using sentences.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a similar answer written using sentences:
I will land near Cairo at 0600 hours in the year 1335 BC.
  • Question 4

How can you get to Ancient Egypt? Describe the vehicle you are travelling in.

Type your answer using sentences. 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to two marks for a similar answer, written in a sentence:
I will be getting to Ancient Egypt in a Chesting Superspeed Techno-vessel. It looks like a chest of drawers!
  • Question 5

Time Detective, you have been given a guidebook to help you when you get there.

Read it carefully.

 

 

ANCIENT EGYPT GUIDE BOOK

Page One

 

​PHAROAHS

Ancient Egyptian kings are called Pharoahs. They are thought to be part human and part god. Pharoahs are the most important people in Ancient Egypt and must be obeyed.

In 1335 BC the Pharoah is a young boy called Tutankhamun, the boy king. He was born in 1346 BC and is now nine years old. His father was Pharoah Akhenaton or Amenhotep IV. He is married to Ankhesenamun. Pharoah Tutankhamun enjoys playing archery.

 

 

 

What is a Pharoah?

Type your answer using sentences.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to two marks for a similar answer written in sentences:
A Pharoah is a king in Ancient Egypt. Pharoahs are thought to be half-human and half-god and are very important.
  • Question 6

Write three facts that you have learned about Tutankhamun?

Type your answer using sentences.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark, up to three marks, for each of the following facts:
1. Tutankhamun was a Pharoah.
2. Tutankhamun was Pharoah in 1335 BC.
3. Tutankhamun was a young boy when he was king.
4. Tutankhamun was only 9 years old when I visited him.
5. Tutahkhamun was married to Ankhesenamun.
6. Tutankhamun's father was Pharoah Akhenaton or Amenhotep IV.
7. Pharoah Tutankhamun enjoyed playing archery.
  • Question 7

What else would you like to know about Tutankhamun?

Type your answer using sentences.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to two marks for an imaginative answer that is written in sentences and refers to the texts, for example:
I would like to find out whether Tutankhamun enjoys being Pharaoh or whether he would rather play with his friends.
or
I would like to find out who Tutankhamun plays archery with. Does he have any friends? Does he play any other games?
  • Question 8

Read this carefully.

 

 

ANCIENT EGYPT GUIDE BOOK

Page Four

 

GODS AND GODDESSES

Ancient Egyptians worship many different gods and goddesses; more than 2000! These gods and goddesses are often half-human and half-animal. It is important to pray for all these different deities to keep happy and well because different gods and goddesses have different jobs. 

God Ra is the sun god with a hawk's head. He is born anew every morning and makes the sun rise, travelling across the sky in his boat. Goddess Tefnut is God Ra's daughter. She is the goddess of rain and water, so if you wish to have rain, you need to pray to Tefnut. She has a lionness' head.

 

 

 

Why are there so many gods and goddesses?

Type your answer using sentences.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark for a similar answer written in sentences:
The Ancient Egyptians had lots of gods and goddesses to look after different things.
  • Question 9

Write two facts about God Ra.

Type your answer in sentences.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award one mark, up to two marks, for each of the following facts:
1. God Ra has a hawk's head.
2. God Ra is god of the sun.
3. God Ra makes the sun rise by travelling across the sky in his boat.
4. God Ra is born anew every morning.
5. God Ra has a daughter called Tefnut.
  • Question 10

If you were a farmer in Ancient Egypt why would you pray to Goddess Tefnut?

Type your answer using sentences.

 

 

WELL DONE, TIME DETECTIVE! 

You are now ready to proceed on your flight to

Ancient Egypt!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... OFF YOU GO!

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to two marks for a similar imaginative answer written in sentences:
If I was a farmer I would pray to Goddess Tefnut for rain and water. I would need the rain to help my crops grow and the water to feed my animals.
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