Please find below a list of three activities to keep you busy today.  All three tasks are linked to our current learning and we hope you find them enjoyable to do.

English task:

Imagine you are spending a day with Queen Boudicca.  Write a diary entry or story about your day.  You might want to include:

  • Who are you?  Are you one of her daughters?  A slave?  A farmer?
  • What was Boudicca like?  What did she look like?  What was she like as a person?  Were you afraid of her?  If so, why?
  • What was life in her village like?  What were the homes like?
  • Were you asked to do a job?  What was it?  Did you enjoy doing it?
  • Did you have a visit from the Romans?  What did they look like?  How did they behave?
  • What did you do in the evening?  Sit around a camp fire?  Tell stories and sing songs?

Maths task:

At the moment we are looking at our time tables up to 12 x 12 and the corresponding division facts.  Find an interesting way to display one of the following times tables (6’s, 7’s, 8’s, 9’s, 12’s):

Possible ideas:

  • Use flaps / pop-ups to hide the answers
  • Make up a rhyme for each table fact e.g. Mr Johnson likes watching Doctor Who 6 x 7 = 42
  • Present the times table in Roman numerals
  • Turn a times table into a song or rap
  • Create a code for the times table
  • Create a colouring sheet with the answers to different times tables representing a particular colour e.g. all tables that equal 42 need to be coloured red (think colour by numbers)

Topic task:

In topic at the moment we are making Roman shields, using the Internet or books, research some facts about Roman shields. 

You could include:

  • Pictures of different designs, explain what the different parts of the design mean e.g. red = the god Mars, lightning bolts = the god Jupiter
  • How were the shields used in battle (e.g. tortoise)?
  • What were the shields made from?
  • How did they compare with the shields of their enemies e.g. Celts, Ancient Greeks and the various Germanic tribes?