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Block E - Roman mosaics

Children learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain at the time and the legacy it left us.  Other than History, children acquire and practise skills in Art, making Roman busts and mosaics, in D&T, building a chariot and an aqueduct, in Dance and Music, creating a dance/drama of an invasion and of a battle, in English, debating opposition or collaboration, and Geography, understanding the location and extent of the empire.    

Study Roman mosaics, understand why, when and how the Romans created these and their significance in Roman society. Using stick-printing techniques, create their mosaic pictures, which make a truly impressive display.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Exploring mosaics

Looking at examples of Roman mosaics and reading and learning about who had these and what they indicated about the owners place in society.

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02: Developing technique

Thinking about printing techniques and practising these as well as investigating further the importance of Roman mosaics to historians.

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03: Printing a border

Studying the borders of mosaics, and starting to design a border for their own mosaic.

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04: Researching Roman mosaics

Carrying our further research into the different types of Roman mosaic and what they depicted.

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05: Designing and printing a central motif

Designing a Roman-style mosaic and using printing techniques practised earlier to create their own mosaic.