The River Nile

Elm class have been learning all about the River Nile and how important it was to the Ancient Egyptians. We learnt that the Nile floods each year and, when the flood waters recede, they leave behind rich, fertile land which is perfect for growing crops. The River Nile was also important for irrigation (watering the crops), transport, fishing and washing. It’s no surprise that most Ancient Egyptians lived along its banks.

We used what we had learnt to create models of the River Nile, showing the areas of fertile land with crops growing and the dry, desert area further away where the flood waters didn’t reach.