Category Archives: History

History Man

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.

 

Lunt Roman Fort

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!

History Man – Ancient Greece

Robins had a wonderful experience with David, The History Man.

It was a great way for everyone to share and revisited taught knowledge of the Ancient Greeks and also learn new facts. Take a look at some of the areas we talked about!

Ancient Greece Geography

Ancient Greek Coins

Ancient Greek Coins
Weaponry
Theatre and Entertainment
Sports and the Olympics

Roman Research

We have now started our new topic; Ancient Romans and the Empire.

Our first lesson included using atlases to recap our knowledge of European countries and their location.

With us all showing curiosity , we then carried out our own research to find out facts about the Romans.

It’s all Greek to me!

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!

Finally we had a go at writing in Greek.

Boudicca!

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.

 

 

P.S Did you know? Archaeologists believe Iceni monarch who battled Romans may be buried beneath McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham Kings Norton!!

 

Extension: Click here to learn more about Boudicca and why she revolted against the Romans.