This half term we have been learning about Empires. We started this topic by looking at one the most Iconic and well-known empires of all time; the Roman Empire. The children already knew a little about Rome and the Italian culture, but were fascinated on hearing how the small city became the capital of one of the biggest empires the world has ever seen.
During our study of Rome, we have tried to immerse ourselves as fully as possible into trying to understand life during the Roman times. We have done this by learning about the daily diet, social hierarchy, place of living and the role of the army. The children have found the activities very interesting. They loved making their Roman shields and trying out standard Roman formations such as the Tetsudo (A defensive formation that relies on good team work).
Going forward, we will be moving on from the Roman Empire and soon be focusing on the Mongolian Empire.