Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vindolanda letters

Year 5 have been learning about the Vindolanda letters, and writing their own, based on the Minimus worksheets. The children wrote letters home from soldiers stationed at the fort, and we added their text to a template of a wooden writing tablet.I found a wonderful font called Cursiva Romana Antiqua for the display versions, which is based on the handwriting from the real letters. We enjoyed trying to decipher the strange 'p','r' and 'b'.