Night at the Museum ~ Ancient Egypt + Spotting anachronisms!

We have been thinking about Ancient Egypt and when this period of time fitted in World history. We know it lasted a very long time! Can you say how long..? Watch the clips to refresh yourself about key facts.

Introducing Ancient Egypt BBC

Ancient Egypt EdYouToo

We looked at a picture and spotted ten anachronisms. An anachronism is something that didn’t occur, exist or hadn’t been invented then.

⏰ Tell the time ⏰

In Year 2, you should have learned how to tell the time to quarter of an hour at least, as this photo shows:

Check you can do this at least, then revise telling it to 5 minutes, e.g. 6:20 or 1:55.

This half term, we will be reading it to the nearest minute, e.g. 4:21 or 12:03.

Today, we also discussed a.m (ante meridian ~ before midday or before noon) and p.m. (post meridian ~ after midday or after noon). Is 12:00 midnight a.m. or p.m…?

Explore time with the interactive clocks by clicking on the links:

Interactive clock

Interactive Clock 2

Tell the time 1

Talking Analogue Clock

Try timing yourself or certain activities:

Stopwatch – Analogue