Welcome to Dragon Class. We hope you have enjoyed your half term break and are ready to enjoy some exciting learning activities. Mrs Green and Mrs Vause have been busy planning our new topic which is all about warriors..
Class Routines for this half term.
PE on Tuesday and Thursday - Please ensure your child has both an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every day. (plain white T shirt and blue shorts for inside, a warm tracksuit and trainers for outside)
No jewellery except for a watch and a single pair of stud earrings please.
Please try to encourage your child to read a book 3 times a week and sign their planner to show this.
Spelling tests will be given on Mondays, the words can be found in their planners. It is important that your child knows what each of their words mean as well as how to spell them.
Maths mountains are tested every Friday please help your child to prepare for this timed test by practising regularly at home.
Other homework will be topic or maths based and will be given on a Friday.
|Fun Facts: Did you know?|
Romulus was the first King of Rome and founded the city in 753 BC.Rich Romans enjoyed banquets featuring exotic foods such as roasted parrot, dolphin meatballs and flamingo tongues!Julius Caesar invented our modern calendar of 12 months (365 days). July and August were added to the ten-month Roman calendar and named after Julius Caesar and Caesar Augustus.The Romans introduced many things to Britain including aqueducts, central heating, straight roads and vegetables such as carrots and turnips!Scotland was not part of the Roman Empire. Emperor Hadrian ordered a wall to be built to defend the Roman Empire against Scottish tribes. Hadrian’s Wall stretches about 73 miles from Bowness, on the west coast, to Wallsend on the east coast: you can still walk along parts of it today.In Roman times, only boys went to school and only men were allowed to fight in the army.Roman soldiers could march up to 20 miles per day wearing armour and carrying their food and tents! Tough guys!Part of the salary of a Roman soldier was paid in salt which inspired the saying ‘worth your salt’.The ‘tortoise’ was a trick the Roman army used to protect themselves. Soldiers would form a square with their shields above their heads so that they would be protected on all sides.The Romans loved wine. They even drank it for breakfast!Purple clothing was a status symbol in Roman times. However, only emperors were permitted to dress completely in purple.In Roman times, urine was used to clean clothes and as a tooth whitener in toothpaste!The Celts loved brightly coloured clothes and used berries and plants to dye their wool different colours. Some of the patterns were striped or chequered in design – just like Scottish tartan!Celtic warriors carried oval-shaped shields made from wood, sharp spears and long swords with an iron blade. They used the mineral, lime, to shape their hair into spikes and decorated their skin with patterns using a blue dye called woad.
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It is important to us that the children in our care are happy at school and feel comfortable in their learning and are confident to tackle problems should they arise. If you feel there is an issue that is preventing this from being the case please encourage your child to have a quiet word with us or pop in yourselves to talk to us at the end of the day.
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