Otters: Tomb Raiders
Otters have looked at the hierarchy of an ancient Egyptian society. They have looked at what life would be like for each of the different groups of people and compared this to their own lives now. We have discussed the similarities and differences and investigated why the children thought that lives were different then.
Otters had a special visitor as part of their 'Meet the Flintstones' topic. This topic covered the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Their visitor brought the Iron age to life with a variety of artefacts from the Iron age and many replica items to demonstrate what life was like back then.
The children were able to look at what people wore and discussed what materials they were made from. They could handle real furs and armour and have a go at grinding wheat. They learnt about the hierarchy of the society and the different roles the people played in each village as well as the types of houses they lived in.
In the afternoon they took part in warrior training. This involved javelin throwing, learning how to use a sword and a spear. They solved a giant jigsaw puzzle involving Iron Age patterns and designed their own spear tip.
Following on from this experience the children made their own shields. Take a look at these on the art page.
Rabbits Class practiced their research skills a lot during this topic.
They had to learn about London in the present day and compare it to London in 1666 - we were all quite surprised by the differences!
We also had to research facts about the great fire. We were learning how to write headings and questions in the style of the non-fiction books we were reading.