Spring 1 2021

Upper School has been learning about the Romans this term.

The children have learnt key facts about where the Romans came from, which countries they conquered and where they got their wealth from. They have also learnt how clever the Romans were developing roads, inventing concrete for floors and creating the first calendars.

The children explored what a Roman soldier would wear, making shields, a sword and sandals. They completed worksheets answering different questions about what they had learnt. They learnt what school was like for Roman children, if they were lucky enough to go to school!

The children particularly enjoyed learning about the hobbies the Romans had. Going to the Roman baths and visiting the amphitheatre. It was a shock to learn the gladiators fought so fiercely against each other and that the emperor could decide who lived and who died. More of a shock was the animals that they fought against. This included bears, giraffes, rhinos, lions, tigers, elephants, antelopes and leopards.

Well done everyone. What fantastic learning you have all done this term!

Upper School have been learning about ‘Right and Wrong’ this term.

We have been making an encyclopaedia in writing, choosing a different topic to write about each week.

For art we have been exploring ‘natural and manmade’. The children went for a walk in the playground and collected different resources which they then used to create a collage.

Music this term in exploring music from different cultures, so far we have recreated Chinese, African, Spanish music and we will be exploring Indian music this week.

In Science we have learnt about medicines and drugs. We have discussed safe people who give us medicines and why some drugs are not safe and illegal.

Upper school have been exploring forces in Science. We have been learning about gravity, friction, water resistance, upthrust and air resistance.

The following pictures show the class exploring the upthrust force and floating and sinking. The children had to make a Plasticine boat float and then predict how many stones would sink it.