'Romans!' is a new cross-curricular music resource for KS2 from the BBC. It has 8 songs to learn, each focusing on a different aspect of Roman life and culture: the Roman invasion of Britain, Roman buildings, Roman gods and goddesses, Roman food, Roman childhood, Roman customs and pastimes. The Teacher's Notes include suggestions for follow-up activities, ensuring this unit of work can also be used for composing and appraising at Key Stage 2. Online you'll find all the lyrics and music for the songs, recordings of the songs that can be downloaded and also videos of the songs that enable your class or group to sing using the IWB. The resource is an ideal way to extend this history topic into music. The Teacher's Notes include full details of the resources, which can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n4h6j
The programmes in the series will be available to download from the BBC website beginning 23 September 2015.
A powerpoint aimed at discussion around the World Cup encouraging pupils to write. The slides can be printed off and made into a workbook. Activities include comprehension, anagrams, alphabetical ordering and ICT skills.
Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it.
I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.
Roman villa lessons
lesson one-Introduction to Roman Villa and key features
Then a long term task pupils design a Roman estate agent booklet by being a Roman estate agent (word doc)
The word doc is a 7 page booklet of roman villa budget task, students have a budget of 8,000 denarii to budget building a villa with rooms and fetures and then students produce a booklet to describe the villa (good for numeracy and literacy-pursuasive writing) work doc can be photopied in to an A5 booklet for pupils to plan their own villa. Explains key rooms, extras and features of Roman Villas
Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it.
It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks.
It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want.
Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.