As part of our cross-curricula learning, Birch Class made Celtic Crosses. First we learnt all about the Celts, who they were, when they lived and where they were located, as well as looking at their artwork. We found out about they believed in reincarnation and how the spread of Christianity during the Roman invasion meant circular Celtic designs were often included on crosses.

Next, we drew our own Celtic designs and transferred these to wooden discs. Using our mathematical skills, we carefully measured the dowels.

Then we cut the dowel with utility snips.

Finally, we glued our cross together with a glue gun. We also had a go at drawing a Celtic knot. This was particularly tricky, but the children did a great job.