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Year 5 literacy planning - Egypitan themed

Discussion in 'English' started by scott209, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. scott209

    scott209 New commenter

    Hello,

    I'm new to year 5 and our cross-curricular topic is Egyptians. Really want to get off on a good start with Literacy and keen to plan an exciting unit of work. I'm thinking 'traditional stories, fables, myths and legends' lends itself nicely to this topic. Has anyone got any good ideas or perhaps some good planning that I could take a look at?

    Would be really appreciated,

    Thanks!

    scottroberts209@hotmail.co.uk
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

  3. You can get translated Egyptian material on the Ancient History sourcebook. However, as I suspected, none of it is really suitable for year five. I think you'll have to use modern stories. I found an educational site, but it was in my view rather low quality, for instance there was a game in which you had to imagine you were a jeweller's assistant - basically, imposing modern Western notions onto a supposedly Egyptian theme.


     

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