Friday, 6 February 2015

Newspaper articles, the rotten Romans and more!

The children's curiosity about life in Roman times continues to grow this week with opportunities to learn about the expansion of the Roman empire and also about the story of Boudicca. This links well to our newspaper report writing unit in English as next week, the children will be writing their own articles based on Boudicca's rebellion against the Romans.

This week, we have been working towards writing reports on Roman day. The children  used sensational language, the passive voice and answered the 5 W questions, producing some really engaging articles. Have a read of an extract from Jess's report below...

Earlier today, year 4 pupils from the remarkable Crabtree Junior School, had the unique opportunity to take part in an outstanding Roman event, held in their vast school hall to kick-start their fascinating topic on Ancient Rome.

The extraordinary day was led by Charlie Clark, a national expert on the history of Rome. Charlie was petrifying as he barked out his orders. Year 4 pupil Amelie remarked, " Charlie terrified us all, playing the role of a fierce Roman Centurion!"

Soon after, the children set to work, constructing a catapult, creating a battle medal and much more. Miss Clements exclaimed, " It gave the pupils a better understanding of life in Ancient Rome and encourage the pupils to work as a team."

After half term, the children will be designing and making their own Roman shields. Please could you bring in a flat piece of cardboard, 1m x 50cm approximately, to be used for this. Please note, it is easier to paint blank cardboard rather than a printed box.

We hope you have a lovely weekend
Miss Clements and Mrs Renier

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