Our very hard working Willows have been concentrating a lot this term on being superstar mathematicians, readers and writers but we have also had great fun enjoying our French lessons and our topic ‘Revolting Romans’.
Willow children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the good old favourite book ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ but with a twist…it’s completely written in French! Through this book, they have learnt to count in French, say the days of the week in French and even name some fruit, including strawberries, plums and apples in French. That’s pretty impressive! Take a look at some of their gorgeous caterpillars.
What a terrifying army of soldiers the children have created. We looked at the life of a Roman soldier and found out about all the different parts of a soldier’s clothing and armour. We discovered that even though their shields were big, they were light enough to hold in one hand. We carefully cut out and layered different types of paper to create a Roman soldiers uniform and shield.
We had a lot of fun at our Forest School session making Roman bows and arrows and swords by whittling willows and using secateurs.
We looked carefully at some examples of Roman mosaics before designing and creating our own using either foam tiles or paper pieces. We haven’t quite finished them yet as we still need to ‘grout’ our tiled creations with some sand.
We researched information about famous London landmarks and created eye-catching artworks of London bus tours.
We looked at the features of leaflets before writing our own persuasive leaflets to encourage people to visit the landmarks of London.
We also acted our how our aliens may be feeling. We discussed word choices such as lonely, miserable and anxious as we thought they missed being away from home.