From present day India to the Roman Empire

12th March 2021

This week, Year 4 pupils wrapped up work on their India projects, having been looking at the songs, music, dance, theatre, folk traditions, performing arts, rites and rituals, paintings and writings in Indian culture throughout the term. The class has travelled from the Taj Mahal onto learning about the national bird of India, the Peacock, and they capped their work off by producing their own extraordinary painted elephants of India. 

Meanwhile, Year 5 immersed themselves in the Roman Empire exploring the role of Gladiators in Roman society, learning what their job entailed and understanding their lives.  They researched who were the gladiators, how wild animals were used in gladiator fights, the key features of a gladiatorial weapon and where gladiator fights typically took place. The pupils displayed their findings in a newspaper front page format.