Spring Term Photographs/ Videos
Roman Oil Lamps
The children learned why the Romans had lots of pottery including oil lamps. Then they used instructions (and some adult help!) to create authentic roman oil lamps using air dry clay. This was a very challenging task and some lamps didn't turn out like the 'here's one we made earlier...' example! However, they're all unique and beautiful in their own way.We hope that they don't fall apart when they dry!
In order to learn about the past, the children learned that artefacts are used. An app called Streetmuseum: Londinium was used for children to find artefacts and carry out an interactive archeological dig. The map interface allows users to identify where artefacts have been found in years gone by and lets them explore the history of these objects. The kids loved it!
Creating Roman Villas Using Cubes
In small groups, children were tasked with creating a 3D model of a roman villa. After learning all about what rooms and features would be found in these properties, they came up with super plans and each one was different. The children will be creating floor plans for their own roman villas and then they will be writing persuasive estate agent styled adverts to sell them.
A visit from a Roman!
Gladiator Larterus came to visit and gave the children a secret coded message that they had to use their knowledge of roman numerals to work out. We had lots of fun during this session and it started off topic brilliantly. The children were engaged and it was great to see such enthusiasm! Of course they realised it was Mr Larter who was dressed up ;-)