School Logo

Ethelbert Road

Community Primary School

Together We Thrive

Get in touch

Contact Details

Social Media

English

Today, we are going to take our next steps towards writing our diary entries. We are going to think about how we can write expanded noun phrases describing the contents of Tutankhamun's tomb - more specifically the antechamber and burial chambers. 

 

e.g. hand-woven, patterned stools

beautiful, ornate necklaces shaped like a jackal

golden masks which glimmered under the torchlight

an array of chests containing wonderful treasures

terracotta pots piled high

 

Remember you are writing expanded noun phrases, not sentences, so you do not need capital letters or full stops.

 

Challenge: Could you try to write an expanded noun phrase for each of these tricky words?

archaeologist        artefacts        excavation        antechamber        sarcophagus        ornate               

 

Have a look at the resources I have provided below to find out the key details about the discovery and explore the scene itself. Perhaps you could take some notes that you might be able to use in your writing tomorrow - key dates, interesting vocabulary, items inside the chambers.

Extension: Try out this BBC Bitesize game below. Choose either spelling, punctuation or grammar - or maybe you could try a mix of all three.
Top