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Off to market 22.05.14

What a fantastic finale to our learning about the Romans. The children have spent a large part of the week making more 'goods' to sell at our Roman market.
In class, they made carefully crafted clay pendants which they then painted and decorated before adding strings. They also made oil lamps to add the coil pots that we made last week. We followed this with some cooking sessions, which the children had requested in our planning time last term. First of all, we made some delicious bread, and then honey cake, using an authentic Roman recipe.
The children have also attended three sessions of Forest School which continued the Roman theme. They carried out some role play about the Celts and the Romans, built a model aqueduct, and made and cooked flavoured bread over the fire. Here they also made products to sell at the market. We had some amazing mosaic- decorated boxes and tiles, a different design of oil lamps, jewelllery fashioned out of wire and ribbon, and some wonderful weaving.
Next came the market itself which proved a great success. The children (and Mrs Bishop) donned their Roman costumes again and welcomed a large crowd of parents and visitors, all keen to buy the wealth of goods on sale.
Thank you to everyone who supported us, and a very big 'thank you' to Maddy and Mrs Quinn for providing the children with another amazing Forest School experience.

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