Year 4 have designed and created their own Roman shields (scutums). We looked at pictures of Roman scutums to help us create authentic Roman shield designs. Furthermore, we reinforced our shields using PVA glue and scrap paper to make them strong enough for battle!
Today, we have been learning more about Roman numerals and started writing dates using them. We were interested to see the pattern in today’s date of XIX / IX / XIX. We have moved onto learning Roman Numerals up to 1000 and recognising years written in Roman numerals. For example, 2019 is MM XIX. Can you write some other years using Roman numerals?
We hope you like the ‘joke’ above.
As part of our ‘Ancient Greece’ topic, Year 5 looked at the different types of food that the Ancient Greeks would have eaten. The foods they tried were: Green & Black olives, Greek Yoghurt, Pita Bread, Feta Cheese, Halloumi Cheese and Tzatziki. They carried out a food tasting of each food, looking at texture, aroma, taste, appearance and giving each a rating out of 5 stars.
The most popular Greek Food was Halloumi cheese, with lots comparing the taste to that of cheddar string cheese.
Year 5 will use their food tasting notes to help them write a ‘Greek Food Experience’ food critique.
As part of our topic ‘Ancient Greece’, Year 5 went on a visit to Weston Park Museum. They took part in a workshop learning the story of Athena and the creation of Athens. They were able to create their own Parthenon using columns and walls made from polystyrene. They were also able to create their our aulos, which are an instrument the Greeks played that looked like a two parted flute.
In the afternoon, the children had the chance to look around the various exhibits in the museum, such as What on Earth!, Sheffield Life and Times and Beneath our Feet. They discovered lots to do with our local history.
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Today children in year 1 had a fantastic time building bridges to enhance their learning about our capital city, London. Take a look at the photos in the gallery page and see what a great time they had.
Thank you to all the adults that took part today. The children learnt so much about structures and the design and making process.