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VE Day

As you all know tomorrow (Friday 8th) is a Bank Holiday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of VE Day. Obviously it is a Bank Holiday so the children are free to enjoy the day away from home learning!  However we have added some VE day resources for you to have a go at some point if you want. If you're doing anything special to mark the day - such as a (socially distanced) street party then we would love to see photos.

Roman Mosaics

Mosaic is the art of decorating a surface with pictures and patterns made of little pieces of stone, glass or tiles of different colours. Mosaics can be used indoors on walls, floors and ceilings. Mosaics are sometimes used outdoors on pavements.

The floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with mosaics - tiny coloured stones (tesserae).

Many mosaics captured scenes of history and everyday Roman life.

Rich Romans decorated the floors of their main rooms with mosaics. These were stuck to the floor with mortar, a type of cement. Each mosaic used thousands of pieces to make a pattern.

It would be great if you could design and make a mosaic pattern of your own. We have included some examples and a colouring sheet (if you prefer) but would love to see your own original ideas.

Mosaic 1Mosaic 2Mosaic 3Mosaic 4Mosaic 5

Maths resources - 4th May

Whilst we are still away from school, I want to start trying to cover some of the Maths we would have been learning in school rather than simply revising old work. This week (and probably next week )  we will have a look at angles. I've started with some basics and will add more things as we go on. There are a couple of tasks set on My Maths as well . If this becomes a source of stress then please leave it: anything and everything can be gone over again when we're all back. However if you want extra support or have any questions then don't hesitate to ask.

 

A nice and simple task you can do whilst the sun is shining (or at least it isn't raining) is to go into your garden and look for examples of right angles, acute, obtuse and reflex angles. The powerpoint below should revise what they are.  Can the children find 2 examples of each?

Homemade Quizzes

We love a good quiz!  And here are a couple on The Romans made by Olivia and Katie. Have a go: they're really good fun. If anybody wants to send us anymore quizzes we'll add them to this section. Doesn't have to be on The Romans. It could be based on an important female figure, this week's news - anything. Send them in and we'll put them on!

OF quizOlivia's Roman quiz page 1Katie's Roman Quiz(1)
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