What are we learning about?
Through the topic, Roman Britain, the class will find out lots of fascinating facts about the Romans. The children will be researching information and applying this to their writing. The class will be using a range of art techniques to represent Roman pottery for the kitchen and creating their own Mosaic pictures. In Music, they will be creating Roman marches and finding out about the location of Roman places using Digimap. Rooks will also learn about the way of life in Roman Britain including life in the Roman army, food, buildings and much more!
We will begin by investigating the Roman army and writing letters using facts we have found out. We will be reading a variety of myths and legends and exploring the meaning of these for the Roman people. We will then retell the myth of Romulus and Remus and its importance to the rise of the Roman Empire. Later in the term, we will be learning about the life of Boudicca and considering reasons for and against joining her rebellion.
This unit will focus on place value and the number system, including Roman numerals. We will be looking at fractions, including equivalent fractions and solving problems involving fractions of quantities. We will also be looking at decimal equivalents; comparing decimal numbers; and rounding decimal numbers to the nearest whole number. Later in the term, we will be revisiting addition and subtraction including 2-step problems.
This topic will focus on Literacy, History, Science and Art. The class learn about everyday life during Roman times, the Army and why they were so successful at conquering Europe. They will be investigating archeological remains and making their own vase and mosaics. As part of their PE, the children will be creating a dance to depict life as a soldier in Roman times with a focus being on formation and working in unison. This will be blocked into one full day of dance on the 20th January.
A visit to the Roman Palace at Fishbourne on 14th February will complete our unit. Here, the children will get to view a first-century home with early Roman mosaic floors. This is always a real hit with the children!
How you can help at home
Parents can support by encouraging children to read and research Roman life. We will also be having a Roman day so helping to design a costume would be great!