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I can retrieve and record information from non-fiction.


What, Where, Who, When, Why and How



Can you use skim and scan to find the answer to these questions? Read the question carefully and see if you can work out which section of the factsheet the answer is most likely to be in. Choose your level of challenge and then write your answers using full sentences.




  1. When did people come to live by the river Nile?
  2. Where did Egyptian people live?
  3. What did Egyptian people wear?
  4. How did Egyptian people enjoy themselves?
  5. What did Egyptian people like to drink?


Trickier (complete tricky first)


6.  Who were the only people who knew how to read and write?

7. How many pyramids have been discovered in Egypt?

8. Why did Egyptian people make mummies?

9. When did Tutankhamun become Pharaoh? 

10. How do we know how to read hieroglyphics?


Trickiest (complete the previous two challenges first)


Can you think of 3 more questions from the factsheet? Write these out in your book and remember to punctuate correctly.



Egyptian Fact Sheet