5C have been getting up close with the Roman empire in miniature this week through the use of augmented reality. The class looked at the features of a Roman soldier, as well as exploring a Roman villa and artefects, using iPads to see interactive 3D models in the classroom.
If you would like to have a go at home, pupils can download the app and triggers for free, using their LGFL logins, from the following addresses:
Your task for this week is to put yourself in the role of the cowardly character, Tim the ostler. You have just seen the highwayman chatting to Bess, the landlord’s daughter and are filled with jealousy. Write a letter to the King, informing him of what you have seen and what you think he should do about it. Think carefully about the vocabulary you use.
5C began their tennis coaching sessions on Thursday, during which they learnt movement and agility drills both with and without the ball. We had a fantastic first session and are looking forward to learning more new skills every Thursday afternoon, for the remainder of the term.
Year 5 were transported back in time (and to Orpington) yesterday to spend the day as archaeologists at a real-life excavation of a Roman Villa. The classes were able to find out about the discovery of the site and explore what remains of what was once a farmhouse. They also had the opportunity to create mosaics, sketch genuine artifacts from the site, try brass-rubbing and dress in Roman clothes.
We have been learning about Alfred Noyes’ poem The Highwayman over the past few weeks and have begun to put actions to the opening verses to help us learn the words. Below is the poem in full for you to practise, along with videos of the action for the first 3 stanzas from 5C.
Do you know what an Ostler is? How about a French cocked-hat or a love-knot?
5C had a chance to apply the computer research skills they learnt earlier in the year today, as they sought to unpick the meaning of some of the vocabulary from Alfred Noyes’ The Highwayman for our English unit.
After finding unfamiliar words in the poem, we used online dictionaries and search engines to find pictures and definitions which we then put into our own picture dictionaries.