We began our year with the ancient Roman Empire and all the vigour, war, power and law that came with this civilisation. The children sang, marched and wrote personal reviews on the events of the times. They worked on projects of their choosing from this time and painted pictures.
Complementing this study period, the children worked with Primary workshop assistant Marcia Gibbs, during their afternoon block lesson, on a group mosaic that now adorns our verandah (see image above).
Class 6 then sailed off into their Oceans of the World Main Lesson, during which they explored the geography and qualities of the oceans, through writing, painting and verse. Working in small groups, the children wrote poems, songs and raps and presented these to the class. It was wonderful to see our up and coming rappers, complete with costumes, educating us on their oceanic discoveries!
Currently Class 6 is delving into the world of percentages with their natural curiosity - a challenge to be understood, absorbed and conquered… so very Roman.
Personal clay projects help them wind down during the afternoon block lesson, as they each create a swan terrarium. It is fantastic to see them once again take to their work with enthusiasm, devotion and love.
Class 6 Teacher