Cultural Heritage is the attributes, customs and traditions which are passed down between generations. It is an expression of self, as well as of community and family.
People of the same culture often have a shared identity, which can give a sense of pride, comfort, and belonging to members of the cultural ethnicity or group.
Our students at the Tuition club have been encouraged to think about the importance of cultural heritage.
We have found that this group activity is an amazing way of creating positive peer relationships and friendships. As each child takes a turn to discuss their cultural heritage, you can encourage to ask respectful questions and expand their understanding of other cultures. Group discussions like these can also be helpful in building confidence and valuable public speaking skills in children.
In History, the children have been learning all about the Romans.
Roman children learned to write using a wax tablet.
This was a wooden board covered with a thin layer of beeswax.
The letters were scratched onto the wax surface with a sharp stick called a stylus.
The letters were rubbed out by smoothing them over with the round end of the stylus, leaving the tablet fresh and ready to use again and again.
The students have also been learning about Roman Eagle Standards. Standards were tall poles topped with various emblems and symbols which were used in battle.
The students have had a lot of fun creating their own wax tablet to practice writing the Roman alphabet and numerals.
Our Online History students have been looking at historical recipes to learn about food from the past.
The focus has been learning about Roman recipes.
The Romans brought a lot of food to Britain therefore it was interesting for the children to learn about this.
They brought turnips, apples, pears, celery, carrots, asparagus, and grapes to Britain which you could be incorporated in a banquet.
Children are much more likely to remember the recipes if they have been able to make them themselves and eat them too. The most exciting way to teach children about the foods from the Roman period is to get as creative as possible therefore the children have been encouraged to create a recipe book and try out the recipes at home.
Our online home-schooled children have been learning about different types of food in Ancient Greece.
Food in Ancient Greece included some of the following: grains, wheat, barley, fruit, vegetables, breads, and cake.
The Ancient Greeks grew olives, grapes, figs and wheat and kept goats, for milk and cheese. They ate lots of bread, beans and olives.
Most Greeks were farmers and they ate the food that they grew. Since Greece had a mild climate, they were able to grow many different fruits and vegetables.
The children took part in a cooking activity to explore the different types of foods which involved a tasting experience.
Our Young learners aged 5-6 have been learning all about The Great Fire of London this week!. They listened to an audio and imagined what it would have been like. The children then found out about some facts about his historical event. Did you know that The Great Fire of London happened between 2-5 September in 1666. The fire began in a bakery on Pudding Lane. Before the fire began, there had been a drought in London that lasted for 10 months, so the city was very dry!. Lots of people had houses made from wood and straw which burned easily. Houses were also built very close together. We know what happened during the fire because people back then wrote about it in letters and newspapers – for instance, Samuel Pepys wrote about it in his diary.
Artists who were alive in 1666 painted pictures of the fire afterwards, so we know what it would have looked like if we’d been there too. The class were then inspired and went on to create their own artwork of the Great Fire of London!.
Our Young learners have been learning all about the Nomads during History.
Nomads moved around a lot. They lived in tents.
They gathered grasses and berries and hunted animals for food.
Some people who lived during this time period slept outside.