Writing a letter to a friend or family member - 14/06/2019
For this week's worth of writing, we have planned, discussed and published a letter to a family member about our lives as Roman soldiers. We have included information about our jobs, any secondary work we need to do (building, cooking, cleaning), the food we eat and more!
Writing an invitation to a Roman banquet - 07/06/2019
Throughout the week, we have been researching the types of food that poor Romans, and rich Romans, would have eaten on a typical day. We also compared the soldier's meals to a typical Roman too.
Such items we have included in our own Cena (dinner) menu were as follows:
honeyed dormouse, wild boar, suckling pig, honey and wheat biscuits, a vast array of vegetables and of course, wine and beer!
Making Roman Jewellery - 03/06/2019
Today we experimented with the creation of Roman jewellery. We researched what types of jewellery the Roman's wore such as bracelets, necklaces, crowns and earrings.
Have a look through the creation process and a few happy faces at the end!
Festival of Vaisakhi - Sikhism - 23/05/2019
The festival of Vaisakhi is a Sikh festival that commemorates the formation of the Khalsa in the late 17th Century.
Khalsa is a term used for Sikhs who have been initiated or baptised.
Guru Gobind Singh asked a group of Sikhs for a volunteer to sacrifice to God. The first volunteer enters a tent and Guru Gobind Singh exits with a bloodied sword. He then asks for 3 further volunteers who enter the tent one at a time, and each time Guru exits with more blood on the sword. After a short time, Guru Gobind Singh asks for a 5th volunteer, and when they enter the tent, all 5 volunteers exit, completely safe from harm.
Their faith in God allowed them to be brave, and Guru Gobind Singh formed the first Khalsa (devoted spirits to God)
Publishing Boudicca's story - 22/05/2019
After a week of discussing, planning, editing and drafting, today we wrote up our story of Boudicca. We learned about her peaceful rule alongside her husband, Prasutagus, with the Romans. Once Prasutagus died, the Romans began to invade more of England and Wales. Once Boudicca refused to bow down, she rebelled against the Romans and formed her own army to fight for her own land.
The finished articles are great! Swipe through all 28 pieces of work!
Comparing UK and Italy - Boudicca's qualities - 20/05/2019
This afternoon, we completed three different tasks about Italy and Boudicca.
First, we used Atlases and globes to find the UK and Italy. We had to find similarities and differences between the two areas, including climate, weather, landscape, size, population etc. We recorded the findings in a table.
Then, we found an artist's interpretation of Boudicca and sketched our own picture in our project books. We also coloured these in using what we thought would be appropriate Celtic colours.
Finally, we wrote a small sentence about a time we were brave, comparing our acts of bravery to Boudicca battling against the Romans as she believed that was the right thing to do.
Creating freeze frames to show Boudicca's story - 15/05/2019
Today we worked in groups to retell the story of Boudicca's fight against the Romans. We used ipads to take pictures of the events, and acted as multiple different characters.
Boudicca, Prasutagus (Boudicca's husband), the Roman officers and soliders, the Celtic warriors etc.
Sketching Roman and Celtic coins - 15/05/2019
We researched Roman coins and Celtic coins to find out the similarities and differences between such old coins. We discovered that the Celtic coins were older, and the Roman coins were more well preserved.
A History of the Romans - 14/05/2019
To learn about Boudicca, the Celts and their war against the invading Romans, we had to look at the vast history of the Romans. In 753BC, Rome is founded. Romulus kills Remus to become the first king.
We organised information from then until AD 401-410 as the soldiers were withdrawn from Britain to protect other parts of the Empire, thus ending the rule of Roman Britain.
Making Roman and Celtic Shields - 13/05/2019
Today, we researched Roman and Celtic shields after hearing the story of Boudicca and the Celts fighting the Romans in Colchester, London and St Albans.
We found that the Roman shields were rectangular, and used yellow and red as the main colours. However, we decided to design our own patterns and use our own colours.
Keep swiping across to see the finished products!!