Year 5 Home Learning

This term, we will be studying some famous still lives and then creating our own based on a Roman feast.
For Home Learning this week, we would like you to draw or paint your own still life of fruit and vegetables and / or objects in your home. They could be things that are important or have some meaning for you.

Remember the key elements we have been focussing on in our drawing: form (shape), texture and pattern. Look closely at areas of light and shade on the objects you’re drawing.

Below are some examples of still lives by artists to give you some ideas:


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Year 4 School Journey – Day 1

Day 1 (well afternoon 1!?) Beautiful weather and keen participants. Check back for further updates and photos. Our staff will do everything to try and get photos of all children. This is not always easy whilst supervising groups etc. If we could ask for your understanding in this matter. Pls feel free to post comments but if possible pls avoid the “would be nice to see child x more often…”

Mr Absolom

Assistant Headteacher

Year 5 Home Learning

To support our topic learning, this week we would like you to write a detailed diary entry describing our day at Crofton Roman Villa. You should describe the activities you took part in (mosaic-making, brass rubbing, close observational drawing, dressing up in Roman clothing…) and the new learning you took away with you. Use these questions to help you:

  • How did the Romans dispose of their waste? What kinds of waste did they have and how does it differ from our waste today?
  • How did the Romans heat their homes?
  • What clothing did Romans wear? How did the clothing differ depending on who you were or your status in society?
  • How did the Romans decorate their house, particularly if they were wealthy (remember the floors!)
  • What did you most enjoy? What did you learn that surprised you?
  • From what you’ve learnt so far, do you think life in the Roman times would be easier or more challenging than life today? Why?

Due: Tuesday 30th April

Year 5’s Educational Visit to Crofton Roman Villa

On Wednesday, Year 5 ventured deep into the London suburbs to visit the remains of a Roman villa in Orpington.

Although the excavated site inside a large shed did not quite live up to some people’s rather more grand idea of a “villa”, the visit nonetheless was a fascinating day full of learning. We met a REAL archaeologist who actually helped to uncover the remains of the villa 30 years ago and had fun creating mosaic patterns, handling artefacts including animal jaws and precious pottery from the Roman “rubbish tip” found at the back of the site and dressing up in togas and tunics. Even the rain didn’t dampen our delight!