I was reminded this week of the scene in ‘The Life of Brian’ when the Peoples’ Front of Judea (or is it the Judean People Front!) are holding a meeting and justifying their raison d’être. “What ‘ave the Romans ever done for us?” asks an irate John Cleese. Cue: “aqueducts”, “roads”, “irrigation”, “medicine”, “education”, “sanitation”, “public baths”, “wine”…Brilliant.
Year 3 have been studying the Romans and their impact on Britain. On Thursday morning they performed a wonderful, informative assembly on the Romans and the Celts, including their version of the Horrible Histories rap on Boudicca.
Last week Gregorius Manlius, Roman Legionary and sometime gladiator, visited Year 3. Gregorius discussed Roman legacy, led a handling session and even got our Year 3 pupils performing Roman army drills.
Year 3 pupils in costume….. and delighted to learn and play Roman games & study pottery…
Year 3 in testudo (tortoise) formation.
It has been an unofficial History week at Stoneygate. On Monday, Year 4 pupils went back in time to WW2 and were evacuated from Stoneygate School. On Tuesday morning, 4FJ gave an illuminating assembly on communication and how that has changed in the last 200 years. On Wednesday, Year 2 visited Charnwood Museum.
We ended the week with a Tea party (not Boston style) to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The tea party also raised money for The Bridge (Homelessness to Hope) charity. Thank you to the organisers and those who supported the event.
Stars of the week:
Reception: Charlotte for descriptive writing.
Year 1: Krish for multiplication.
Year 2: Clara for amazing work on air raid shelters.
Enjoy the weekend,
Mr J F Dobson