Today you all worked really well in teams, demonstrating good team work stills, listening to one another, taking turns and suggesting a way forward. In groups you used map skills to follow clues around the school until you found a Dig Site where you were archaeologists and found the remains of pottery beneath the soil in the school grounds, just as real archaeologists find artefacts from historical periods such as Ancient Rome.
Then you imagined what it would be like to be a Roman Soldier in a battle. Using the shields and swords you made you made the formation of The Roman Tortoise. In this formation the soldiers in front and sides interlocked their shields. The soldiers in the back lines placed their shields over their heads to form a protective “shell” over top of the men. You were great at working as a team to move in this formation and had fun showing off your shields and swords to me, I hope you enjoy the photos!
Next term we will be learning about another historical period, the Ancient Egyptians. Your key skills work for the holiday is to find out some information about this time. If you would like to, you could record the information you find to share at school in a method you prefer such as a poster, leaflet, power point presentation or get crafty and make a model of something you find out about. We have not sent home spellings to learn but please practice those that you have been working on and please keep enjoying reading too (please remember to record your reading events in your reading diary, Dojos will be given to those who read at least 3 times a week).
Thank you for another great term. I hope you have a lovely holiday, whatever you end up doing, have fun, laugh lots and be safe.
p.s. Thank you so much for my birthday wishes.