We are carrying on with our ‘Remarkable Romans topic this half term so the children can continue to choose tasks from their Roman activity grid (as little or often as they would like) to complete alongside their daily home learning lessons (Maths/Literacy/Foundation/Science)– The tasks on this grid are ‘optional extras’ for the children to do while they are at home, as normally I would be sending this grid home as homework. Here is the link to the ROMAN ACTIVITY GRID
As well as the Roman activity grid, I will still continue to post foundation subject and Science lessons for the children to choose from during the week. At school, we would normally do Maths and Literacy in the morning and then a foundation subject or Science in the afternoon.
PE : Joe Wicks is doing new online PE lessons again during this ‘lockdown’ that will be available on his Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ The children can join in with these daily or weekly.
Also Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to create 10 minute activity games to get children moving – these are linked to popular Disney films and will count towards the children’s recommended 60 minutes a day of physical activity – https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups Science : The Science topic for the next few weeks is ‘Light’. Here is the next lesson for this unit on Oak Academy – This lesson looks at reflective and non-reflective materials and their uses and different types of reflection. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-6mt3gd
Art & Design: Please choose a creative Arts or design activity from the Romans activity grid or the children at school have been researching, designing and will be creating a miniature Roman chariot, perhaps the children at home would like to do this too?
PSHE: The topic for PSHE this half term is ‘Emotions’. If you haven’t already, watching the film ‘inside out’ may be a good way to begin this topic.
This lesson is mostly about having a discussion with your child/children or between siblings about positive emotions and encouraging each other to think positively when things get a little difficult. Positivity is one of our whole school values so we aim for the children to adopt a ‘can do’ approach to learning and life skills.
The children can have a go at creating a ‘positivity spin wheel’ if they would like to, see template – Positivity spin wheel
History: – This half term, the home learning History lessons will focus on the Romans.
This week’s lesson is explores some of the reasons of how the Roman army became so successful. The Romans were protective, and wanted to keep what was theirs, theirs and what wasn’t theirs, theirs.
- Have a look at this website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8/articles/zqbnfg8 and write down some interesting facts about the Roman army. There are a couple of videos to watch. One video focusses on a Roman soldier’s equipment which leads onto the activity below.
- Activity – Roman soldier information and worksheet
- Have a look at this website and video to see how the Roman soldiers protected themselves during battle – https://www.romanobritain.org/8-military/mil_roman_battle_tactics.php
I would love to see what the children create, please send any work to Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk.
Thank you, Miss Taylor