3W English home learning – Tuesday 19th May

Well I don’t know about you but I can’t live without food. I have lots of favourite foods. However, what food did the Ancient Egyptians eat.
I know they didn’t have Mc Donald’s or KFC. More importantly, they didn’t have electricity. So no toasters nor ovens. Well not like our ovens.

Today I want you to complete some research and write our next paragraph of Cleopatras report.


Using this website firstly, can you find out facts about what her diet would have been?

What would they eat? Where would they get their food from? How would they cook it?
REMEMBER, Cleopatra is a queen. She wouldn’t cook herself, would she?

Now it’s your turn to write a paragraph about Cleopatra’s Diet.

Challenge – try to use adverbs within your paragraph.

24 thoughts on “3W English home learning – Tuesday 19th May

  1. One of the foods ancient Egyptians loved was bread. They also enjoyed green vegetables, onions, figs, dates, fish and cheese as there were loads of these foods around. This means these are some of the foods that would’ve been part of Cleopatra’s diet. Fresh water wasn’t as easy to find in their times so they used barley to make beer. Also, they grew pomegranates and grapes. These were used for eating and for making wine.

  2. Egyptians ate bread, cheese and butter. They drunk beer because it was hard to find water. They did lots of farming and the flooding of the river Nile helped things to grow. They made bread by grinding up wheat to make flour for the bread. They didn’t eat a lot of meat.

    I think Cleopatra didn’t cook for herself or hunt for herself. She would of had people to do this for her, maybe they were slaves or butlers.

  3. The ancient Egyptians loved garlic. They also ate green vegetables, lentils, figs, dates, onions, fish, birds, eggs, cheese, and butter. Their staple foods were bread and beer. Breads were sweetened with dates, honey, and figs or dates.
    Cleopatra’s diet contained variety of food.
    Cleopatra’s diet was full of vegetables, legumes, fruit and meats such as pigeon and mutton and of course seafood. Olive oil, honey, cheese and cereals also featured prominently.
    They used to grow there vegetables and fruit in the crop.
    This was a little hard.

  4. Diet
    They would eat
    •Green vegetables
    •Cheese and Butter
    •Beer was also very popular

    How would they get food ?
    Each year the Rover Nile floods so they get plenty of water and it was used for farm lands so they can grow food and they
    had planned of food

    How would you cook it?
    The poor Egyptians didn’t have meat that often but they did eat poultry and fish.Fish and poultry was boiled and roasted and they used seasoning the favours were salt,cumin,pepper,fennel,dill, sesame and coriander

  5. Cleopatra’s servants would grow wheat then ground it to make bread for her. The servants would also give garlic to her because Ancient Egyptians use to love garlic. They would also drink beer. She also likes dates and lettuces .

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