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I specialise in making copies of ancient Roman mosaic floors and here you can find lessons to help children understand how to make them and how they fit into art, craft, design, geometry and maths.

I specialise in making copies of ancient Roman mosaic floors and here you can find lessons to help children understand how to make them and how they fit into art, craft, design, geometry and maths.
Roman Mosaics 7 - 11 years Worksheets (14 to download)
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Roman Mosaics 7 - 11 years Worksheets (14 to download)

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14 Sheets to download and copy as needed. These worksheets are from 14 years of teaching children and adults about Roman mosaics. They are designed to enable children to have fun and get a more indepth understanding of this ancient craft. The 3 download PDF’s contain; History and methods sheet Wordsearch How to draw out a Solomon’s knot motif freehand, drawing a pattern out without compasses etc. 1 colouring in sheet with 6 patterns on plus 1 completed for reference. ‘The Rules’ this explains something the children can look for in all mosaics, plus teachers sheet. Four sheets with parts of a border pattern on which when coloured in can be placed together to form a complete design (teachers sheet included).
Roman Mosaic Solomons Knot
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Roman Mosaic Solomons Knot

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The Solomon’s Knot is one of the most common patterns seen in a Roman mosaic. This workshop shows how children can draw it out without using a compass or rulers. The idea behind this is to demonstrate that the Roman mosaicists will have done the same work for so many years, repeating certain patterns, that they could have developed the ability to set some mosaics without have a pattern drawn, or etched onto the floor to follow. They start with a large square on a piece of paper and then work free hand from there. The more times they do this the better they should see they can get.