Summer 1 - What did the Romans do for us?
Welcome back again 3/4, we hope you enjoyed your Easter break and are excited to be back for a very engaging and interesting topic!
In English this half term, we will be focusing on the legend of Romulus and Remus. We will be discovering their journey and how they were so important to the Romans. Children will use their knowledge of Romulus and Remus to rewrite their own version. Also, the children will be learning about the Roman army and will use this knowledge to write a diary entry from the perspective of a soldier explaining about a recent battle.
In Maths, we will be looking at roman numerals and how these are used in day to day life. Children will be given the opportunity to apply this knowledge when we look at Roman coins to find out the value. After that, the children will be focusing on equivalent fractions and how to find fractions of an amount.
In Science, our children will be exploring plants. They will be given the chance to plant and grow their own cress to eat whilst learning what plants need to survive. Also, the children will explore how water is transported inside of plants using different dyes. They will witness how the water travels and is used by the plant.
In History, the children will be looking back to the Roman Empire and how they invaded Britain. We will be meeting a few famous people along our journey through Ancient Rome including Julius Caesar and Boudicca! The children will produce a time line to present the information they have learnt.
In Computing, we are going to build on our coding knowledge from previous years to design and create a Roman invasion scene on Purple Mash. Finally, the children will be looking into debugging any issues they find.
In PSHE, children will be given the opportunity to explore how to have good physical health and wellbeing. We will be exploring how to make good choices that will not have a negative impact. We are also following Leeds MindMate sessions 'Friends and Family' where children will learn the impact of being unkind to others.
In Design and Technology, the children will be researching, sketching and designing a greenhouse. They will carefully decide which tools and materials they will use in order to successfully build their designs.