28 Sep Roaming Romans
This half term our topic is ‘Roaming Romans’.
We will be reading ‘Escape From Pompeii’ and using this as a basis for writing our own stories. In grammar, children will learn about fronted adverbials for ’where’ and will practise punctuating direct speech correctly. We will also analyse and evaluate non-chronological reports, looking at language, structure and presentation and then write and edit our own non-chronological reports.
We will begin by securing place value to 10,000 and identifying the value of numbers with up to 2 decimal places. We will then practise column addition and subtraction up to 4 digits, including using the inverse operation to check answers and solving problems involving addition and
subtraction. Children will compare 2D shapes including quadrilaterals and triangles, using terms such as parallel and perpendicular. We will also revise analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clock times, solving time-related problems.
The topic is ‘Animals, including humans’. Children will learn about the function of different types of teeth and the digestive process. They will then explore food chains.
Our topic this half term is ‘God, David and the Psalms’. We will be exploring the nature of God, finding out about key events in David’s life and considering the qualities of kingship and friendship.
This term we will be finding out all about the Roman Empire and how it expanded; exploring the format of the Roman army and why it was so effective; and investigating the reasons why the Romans invaded Britain and what happened when they did. We will also be learning about
Boudicca and the different representations of her through history. We will be focusing on the historical skill of enquiry and how our knowledge of the past is constructed through a range of sources.
We will be exploring Roman mosaics, learning about how and why the Romans created them and their significance in Roman society. Children will use a range of different techniques, including printing, to create their own mosaics.