Eagles had a awesome Roman themed day in class today.
They started the day with a Mr Lowe inspired card trading game where they had to barter with their peers to trade a range of different commodities that the Romans had throughout their empire. Following this they were set the challenge of designing and building an aqueduct out of K’Nex (and tin foil) to transport water across a 1m gap in the classroom. To finish the day the children played the Roman game Tabula, which is an early version of the board game backgammon.
Over the last couple of weeks Eagles have been designing and creating their own Ancient Egyptian cartouche. In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche is an oval with a line at one end at right angles to the oval, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name. Eagles used a method called batik an Indonesian technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth.
Despite the current guidelines it was brilliant to be able to share our Ancient Egyptian class assembly with pupils, teachers, parents and grandparents on Friday. The children worked incredibly hard to put the performance together which highlighted a number of different areas of life in Ancient Egypt that they have been studying. Well done everyone!
In English this week we have been writing our own, tomb raider inspired, Ancient Egyptian narrative. We have been using the mnemonic DADWAVERS (description, action, dialogue, where, adverbial. verb. estimation of time, rhetorical question, simile/metaphor) to help us. We look forward to sharing our final pieces of work soon.