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 more!
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. We will also be writing from the perspective of someone being captured by the Roman Army, using the book ‘My Story- Roman Invasion’. Later in the term, we will be learning about the life of Boudicca and considering reasons for and against joining her rebellion.
We will start by looking at decimal equivalents; comparing decimal numbers; and rounding decimal numbers to the nearest whole number. This unit will end with place value and the number system, including Roman numerals.
This topic will focus on Literacy, History, Science and Art. The class will learn about everyday life during Roman times, the Army and why they were so successful at conquering Europe. They will be investigating archaeological 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.
A visit to the Roman Palace at Fishbourne on 2nd 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!