Stone Age Builders!

We studied photographs of the Stone Age houses discovered at Scara Brae and other historical sources to learn about how Stone Age people lived. They made their homes from the natural materials they collected and the skins of the animals they killed for food. We had lots of fun collecting natural materials from our school grounds and creating our own Stone Age Dwellings using what we found. they looked very cosy and homely but we are not ready to give up our warm and soft modern beds just yet!

New Recruits!

During the Autumn term, Class 8 have been learning all about the Romans. We have looked at how the Roman Empire was established, what the Romans did for us, participated in a debate about who was the best Emperor and learnt about the Roman army. As part of our end of unit work, we decided to make a short video about the Roman army. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Would you like to be in the Roman army? You decide.

 

Priscus vs. Verus: A Fight to Remember!

Last week in Literacy, Class 9 and 10 re-enacted the famous gladiator battle between Priscus and Verus. Children played the roles of the gladiators, Emperor Titus and the notorious Colosseum crowd. The children made note of the atmosphere and how each of the gladiators were feeling to support them in writing a newspaper article of the event.

A Roman Adventure…

On Monday 28th April, Class E went to Chester for a Roman Experience Trip. When we arrived we were given a tour around the Centre. We learnt about what Roman life was like. Topics we studied included being a Roman Soldier, medical ailments and treatments, personal hygiene, food and drink. We were treated to an informative video about life before and after the Roman Invasion … then and now. In the archaeology room we saw vases, coins, keyrings, pottery and other interesting artefacts excavated from digs in Chester! In the Hands On Room we had great fun trying on different Roman outfits, guessing the smell of Roman objects and catapult target practice.
Next we were given the opportunity to train as Roman soldiers with shields, protecting ourselves from an aggressive foam stick attack performed by our teachers and parents!!! In the Amphitheatre Miss Griffin and Mrs O’Neill re-enacted a gladiator fight perfectly. Never one to lose at anything, Mrs O’Neill victoriously won and Miss Griffin lost her head! Sin, sin, sin, dex, sin …. left, left, left, right, left (Roman : dextro – right, sinistro – left) was our chant, marching back to the coach after a long and interesting day in sunny Chester !

By Kara Hurley and Charlie Veevers

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photoMrs O’Neill’s Y3/4 class recently went on an exciting trip to Chester to supplement their current learning about The Roman Empire. Below is a recount – written by Charlie Veevers and Kara Hurley from the class. Hopefully it will inspire you to visit yourself!

Manchester Histories Festival

This week pupils from Years 5 and 6 have ventured into Manchester to participate in the city’s Histories Festival. They visited the John Rylands Library and learnt about mapping in Manchester throughout the ages. Following this, the children experienced a ‘supporters throughout the years’ tour at The National Football Museum. It was a day packed with learning, history and most importantly, fun!

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Jubilee Celebration Day

The whole school have gathered together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The children and staff have dressed in red, white and blue for the day and have enjoyed a traditional street party and disco. Enjoy the photos and the bank holiday celebrations!

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