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A Roman Adventure!
What legacy did the Roman Civilisation leave?
Bramble class returned to school to find a note on Bramble's classroom door:
MEMBERS OF THE ICENI TRIBE, PLEASE REPORT TO THE ROUND HOUSE!
We arrived in the Round House (hall) to find a Celtic village. We soon learnt that we had transported back in time to the year 60 CE! We became members of the Iceni Tribe and were given jobs and explored what life was like living in a Celtic village. Later on, whilst we were siting around the fire, Queen Boudicca told us that she had been sent a message from a neighbouring tribe, telling us that the Romans were invading! Many tribes had already surrendered and we had to decide what we should do. We participated in a debate; To fight or to surrender!
The Iceni Tribe decided to...
Queen Boudicca told us that we needed to gather our weapons and prepare for battle. We explored traditional Celtic patterns and designed Celtic shields.
Britain Through The Ages
Which Age had the greatest influence on modern Britain?
During our first week back, Bramble Class has a fantastic time exploring our learning theme; The Plastic Problem. We learnt about the devastating impact plastic is having on our Oceans and created persuasive posters to encourage people to recycle, re-use and reduce their plastic consumption. We also created our own T-Shirt bags made by re-using an old t-shirt!
Stunning start- A walk through Pre-historic Britain!
To introduce our new topic, Bramble Class took part in a learning walk through pre-history, starting with the Triassic and finally making our way through to Neolithic. We couldn't believe what we saw on the way!
In light of current events, I have collected some resources to support you with discussing the Black Lives Matter Movement and race and diversity with you child/ren. Earlier this year, during our Out of Africa topic, we dedicated a lot of time to explore Apartheid in South Africa where we discussed segregation, racism and focused on key activists such as Nelson Mandela and Stephen Biko. I am confident that the children will therefore have a foundation of knowledge and understanding to build upon. If you have any questions, please do let me know.
Welcome to Bramble's Bookflix!
Take a look at Bramble's top picks!
If you are reading or have read a book that is SUPER, could you please send me an email with the name and author, and a little explanation of what it is about and why you would recommend it. Our next Bookflix will be up next week!
Staying Safe Online
As I am sure you are now spending a lot more time on the internet, it is really important for us to remember how to keep safe online. In Bramble Class , we recently learnt about our online identities and how we must keep our personal details safe when playing games online. We were reminded of the importance of ALWAYS asking permission from our grown ups and what to do if we feel uncomfortable or unsure on the internet.
Follow these rules to stay SMART on the internet.
Be SMART online
Keep your personal information safe. When chatting or posting online don’t give away things like your full name, password or home address. Remember personal information can be seen in images and videos you share too. Keep them safe to keep yourself safe.
Meeting up with someone you only know online, even a friend of a friend, can be dangerous as this person is still a stranger. If someone you only know online ever asks you to meet up, for personal information or for photos/videos of you then tell an adult straight away and report them together on www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Think carefully before you click on or open something online (e.g. links, adverts, friend requests, photos) as you never know where they may lead to or they may contain viruses. Do not accept something if you are unsure of who the person is or what they’ve sent you.
You cannot trust everything you see online as some things can be out of date, inaccurate or not entirely true. To find reliable information compare at least three different websites, check in books and talk to someone about what you have found.
Tell a trusted adult if something or someone ever makes you feel upset, worried or confused. This could be if you or someone you know is being bullied online. There are lots of people who will be able to help you like teachers, parents, carers or contact Childline – 0800 11 11 or www.childline.org.uk
For more ideas on how to stay safe on the internet, click on the links below.