LKS2: Snowdon





In the Ancient Civilisations project, your child will learn about three of the earliest civilisations in the world; ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. They will study the ancient Sumerian and ancient Egyptian civilisation in detail, to discover how crucial factors like water sources and farming helped them to develop and thrive. They will find out about important inventions and the growth of cities. They will also study the lives of different people in society, including the roles of kings and pharaohs. The children will reflect on their learning by identifying the similarities and differences between the two civilisations, before studying the Indus Valley civilisation independently. They will explore sources of evidence about the location of the Indus Valley, cities and trade, and note the reasons why historians know less about the Indus Valley than other ancient civilisations. The children will then compare all three civilisations, before learning about the causes and consequences of each civilisation’s decline. They will also consider whether or not these civilisations left a lasting legacy.

Suggested text

 Secrets of a Sun King – Emma Carroll

Memorable experience

What is a civilisation?

Innovate challenge

Exploring the Indus Valley civilisation


Features of civilisations; Ancient Sumer; Ancient Egypt; Indus Valley civilisation; Artefacts; Timelines; New inventions and technology; Everyday life; Social hierarchy; Significant leaders; End of ancient civilisations


Newspaper report, Narrative, Diary writing



Class Text - Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll


Please find the project documents below (Page downloads).


Home Learning


Set 2 (reading and spelling)

Set 3 (reading and spelling)


Page Downloads Date  
Ancient Civilisations Home Learning Workbook 13th Apr 2022 Download
Ancient Civilisations Knowledge Organiser 13th Apr 2022 Download
Secrets of a Sun King Novel Organiser 13th Apr 2022 Download