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Primary Topic Shop is a team of two people. Richard is a primary teacher and Christa is a graphic designer and photojournalist. Between them, they have the unique ability to create original material for their units. It doesn't hurt they they are both very interested in the subject matter! In fact, Richard and Christa currently live in Egypt where Richard is working at a British School and they are both exploring Egyptian history.

Primary Topic Shop is a team of two people. Richard is a primary teacher and Christa is a graphic designer and photojournalist. Between them, they have the unique ability to create original material for their units. It doesn't hurt they they are both very interested in the subject matter! In fact, Richard and Christa currently live in Egypt where Richard is working at a British School and they are both exploring Egyptian history.
Ancient Egypt - Lesson and Activity Bundle
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Ancient Egypt - Lesson and Activity Bundle

15 Resources
Save 65% on the cost of individual lessons! The Primary Topic Shop Ancient Egypt Unit includes informations, photos, illustrations, maps and activities, all presented in an easy-to-read, consistent layout. Activities in this unit include reading response (true or false, multiple choice, question and answer, fill in the blanks), art (making paper, drawing), language-based activities (crosswords, synonyms and definitions), geography, de-coding and visual challenges. There is also a set of A3 display posters for the classroom. All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Viking Weapons
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Viking Weapons

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UPDATED: Includes a bonus differentiated maths activity (fractions) AND a PowerPoint Presentation. The Viking Weapons lesson describes types of viking weapons and armour. It includes a design your own shield and a reading response activity. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6 Pages: 6 Contents: 1 information page 1 design your own shield activity 1 reading response quiz 4 maths fractions activities 3 maths puzzles 1 15-slide PowerPoint Presentation All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Viking Runes
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Viking Runes

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The Viking Runes lesson covers the runic alphabet, uses of runes, runestones and rune casting. It includes a de-code the runestone activity and a cryptic Viking message activity. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6 Pages: 4 Contents: 1 information page 1 de-code the runestone activity 1 cryptic Viking message activity 1 de-code the runestone answer sheet All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Viking Age Timeline
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Viking Age Timeline

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UPDATED - Now includes a wall display The Viking Age Timeline lesson has a brief description of major events in the Viking age. It includes a Complete the Timeline activity. Also included is a large wall display depicting Viking Age events on a timeline. The wall display is designed to be printed out on four A3 sheets. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6 Pages: 2 (plus wall display) Contents: 1 information page 1 Complete the Timeline activity 1 wall display (consisting of four A3 sheets) All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Vikings - Lesson and Activity Bundle
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Vikings - Lesson and Activity Bundle

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Information on how the Vikings lived and what they made plus activities and quiz questions. This bundle also includes a Viking Age Timeline display and some PowerPoint presentations. Lessons include Viking Life, Viking Age Timeline, Beliefs, Jewellery, Runes, Sagas, Ships, Voyages, Weapons and Review
Ancient Egypt - Papyrus
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Ancient Egypt - Papyrus

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This free Papyrus lesson covers the papyrus plant, uses of papyrus, papyrus paper, and making papyrus paper. There is a reading response activity and a making papyrus activity. This lesson is being offered free for a limited time as a sample. If you like this lesson, please take a look at the rest of the Ancient Egypt unit. Thanks! Pages: 4 Contents: • 2 information pages • 1 reading response activity • 1 making papyrus activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Viking Beliefs
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Viking Beliefs

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The Viking Beliefs lesson covers pagan mythology, Viking conversion to Christianity, Viking deities and the four days in the week named after Viking gods. It includes a reading response activity. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6. Pages: 2 Contents: 1 information page 1 reading response quiz All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Egypt - Gods and Goddesses
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Ancient Egypt - Gods and Goddesses

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The Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses lesson covers the Nile and the gods, 12 ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses and symbols. Activities include a matching activity, a fact file and a symbol search. Pages: 7 Contents: • 4 information pages • 3 activities All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt - Hieroglyphs
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Ancient Egypt - Hieroglyphs

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The Hieroglyphs lesson covers the history of hieroglyphs, types of glyphs, the hieroglyphic alphabet, the cartouche and hieroglyphic numbers. Pages: 6 Contents: • information pages • de-code the hieroglyphic message • reading response questions • de-code the cartouche • design your own cartouche • interpret the hieroglyphic numbers All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt - Pharaohs
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Ancient Egypt - Pharaohs

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The Pharaohs lesson covers the pharaoh's responsibilities, female pharaohs, pharaonic symbols and short descriptions of Narmer, Khufu, Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, Tutankhamen, Ramesses II and Cleopatra VII. Pages: 4 Contents: • 3 information pages • 1 reading response activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Viking Jewellery
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Viking Jewellery

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The Viking Jewellery lesson describes covers types of jewellery, their purposes, materials used, hacksilver and hoards. It includes a reading response activity. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6. Pages: 2 Contents: 1 information page 1 reading response quiz All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author unless otherwise credited. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Egypt - Farming
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Ancient Egypt - Farming

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The Farming lesson covers Ancient Egyptian crops, animals, tools, water, harvest and farming seasons. It includes a fill in the blanks activity. Pages: 3 Contents: 2 information pages 1 fill in the blanks activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt - Afterlife and Mummification
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Ancient Egypt - Afterlife and Mummification

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The Afterlife and Mummification lesson covers Ancient Egyptian beliefs regarding the Afterlife, the origin of mummification, the steps of mummification, canopic jars, the funeral, the Book of the Dead and the Underworld. There is a crossword activity as well. Pages: 5 Contents: 3 information pages 1 crossword activity 1 answer sheet All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt - Timeline
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Ancient Egypt - Timeline

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The Timeline lesson includes a timeline and a "Which Was First" activity. This lesson helps give student context to events in Ancient Egypt. For example, they will learn that the pyramids of Giza were built before mammals became extinct. Pages: 2 Contents: • 1 information page • 1 activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Viking Voyages
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Viking Voyages

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The Viking Voyages includes a Viking expansion map and a brief description of events in 12 different areas where Vikings travelled. It includes a map-based fill-in-the-blanks activity and a word search. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6 Pages: 5 Contents: 2 information pages 1 map 1 map-based fill-in-the-blanks activity 1 word search All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Egypt - Pyramids
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Ancient Egypt - Pyramids

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The Pyramids lesson covers the history of pyramids, the pyramids of Giza and the Step Pyramid. There is a reading response activity as well. Pages: 3 Contents: • 2 information pages • 1 reading response activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Viking Sagas
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Viking Sagas

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The Viking Sagas lesson covers a brief history of sagas an examples of a legendary saga, and a historical saga. It includes a write your own saga activity. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6 Pages:2 Contents: 1 information page 1 write your own saga activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Egypt - Tombs
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Ancient Egypt - Tombs

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The Tombs lesson covers the history of tombs in ancient Egypt, the Valley of Kings and Tutankhamen's tomb. Activities include true or false questions and a design your tomb activity. Pages: 4 Contents: • 2 information pages • 1 true or false activity • 1 design your tomb activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt - The Rosetta Stone
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Ancient Egypt - The Rosetta Stone

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The Rosetta Stone lesson includes facts about the Rosetta Stone and the story of the Rosetta Stone. The activities included are a reading response, find the definition, find the synonym and crack the code. Pages: 7 Contents: • information page • story • reading response activity • find the definition activity • find the synonym activity • crack the code activity • crack the code answer sheet All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.