This week, Robins had the absolute thrill of a visit from the History Man! He was as entertaining as ever and proceeded to teach them lots of new knowledge about the ancient Greeks. The children were fascinated and had so much fun, playing old games, taking part in battles, and even having a tug of war competition! It was a fabulous morning’s learning. Our wonderful Robins are fast becoming experts! Take a look at some of the fabulous things we got to do.
Looking for a unique way to explore Roman history? Look no further than Lunt Roman Fort! 🏰👀
Located in Baginton (Near Coventry) this reconstructed Roman fort was the perfect destination for Robins to revisit their existing knowledge learnt in History.
We took a step back in time to discover what life was like in Roman Britain. We explored the fort and took part in a Roman soldier drill, and even tried on some Roman armour! 🛡️🗡️ It was a great day with the sun shining (hotter than expected!) and a fabulous occasion for us to enjoy a picnic lunch outside inside a Roman Fort!
In History, we are going back to over 2000 years ago when the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar decided to invade Britain – or as the Romans called it ‘Britannia’. We read about the failed invasions and discussed why the Romans would want to invade Britain.
In History this week, we learnt about daily life at school.
Part of the lesson included looking at the Greek alphabet with the names of the letters and how they are pronounced. Robins identify which letters are the same as we use today and which are different. Many of us immediately spotted how alpha + beta is the origin of the word “alphabet”
We also looked at Ancient Greek prefixes and suffixes and found that many English words today actually originate from the Ancient Greeks!
We looked at replica artefacts and photographs of real artefacts and discussed what we could see. Some children wrote sentences about images of Ancient Greek artefacts and some children matched sentences with images.
After the Romans invaded Britain, it was generally peaceful and prosperous and many Britons actually welcomed life under the Romans as they offered protection against other tribes and they could join the army. Most Celtic tribes had surrendered but the Iceni Tribe were allowed to remain – under the rule of King Prasutagus and Queen Boudicca.
Today, Robins learnt about Boudicca and imagined how Boudicca felt when Marcus told her the Romans would be seizing all her land and turning her out of her house.
They also had a go at reading a script and performing it. Below is a glimpse of them practising the reading of the script.