This topic in year 3, we are learning about the Romans. For our bang day, we played games with Roman numerals, researched in groups different aspects of Roman life and even had the opportunity to hot seat Marc Antony!
We also designed and made Roman shields. We learnt that their designs included at least one line of symmetry and were usually a bold design of one or two colours. They often depicted scenes from Roman myths and symbolised power and strength.
In reading, we are learning Roman myths in greater detail. So far we have read ‘Romulus and Remus’ and ‘The Man Who Cut Down Trees’. These are both particularly gruesome in places and we are enjoying them very much!
In art, we have designed Roman mosaics. We know that the Romans cut small pieces of stone into squares which were called tesserae. They often re-told famous stories or showed battle scenes. Only the richest Romans could afford a very detailed mosaic.
For our English lessons, we have been writing warning tales in the style of a Roman myth. We have been focusing on writing using simple, compound and complex sentences as well as using a range of adverbs and prepositions.