It has been a short but extremely busy half term for Lower Key Stage 2. We have been learning about the Romans and enjoyed a fantastic day at Colchester Castle. Here we learnt about the Roman invasion, debated whether Boudiccea was right to burn down Colchester, built Roman villas and handled original artefacts. We became archaeologists thinking about what these mystery objects could tell us about life in Roman Britain. We also used what we had learnt about mosaics to practise our printing skills and create our own designs. In Science we learnt about forces and developed our scientific enquiry skills, exploring pushes and pulls and testing magnets. Year 4 even held their own French cafe to practise their oracy with their grown-ups. The croissants were delicious! Finally, we celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a jam-packed week of activities. We enjoyed competing with our horses in the Royal Races and hosted a Royal picnic. We painted the Queen's portrait and learnt about significant events from her time on the throne.