Welcome to Class Three!
This half term our topic is 'Rampaging Romans!' and we will be answering the question,
"What was it like to be a Roman soldier?"
Our topic for this half term is 'Rampaging Romans!' where we will be asking the question: What was it like to be a Roman soldier? We will be researching this period of history and we will create timelines and reports about all of the interesting and exciting key events during this time. We will act out key events as Roman soldiers, create mosaic based on the mosaic in Pompeii and explore the colosseum virtually. It is going to be an exciting topic!
In English, we will be reading The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence and The Story of Rome by Rosie Dickens as our class books. We will be writing instructions on how to become a Roman soldier, creating Roman themed poetry, writing descriptions of Boudica, writing non-chronological reports about the Roman Empire, writing a biography and a diary entry from the perspective of a gladiator. As we get closer to Christmas, we will be working on letter writing.
In R.E, we will reflect on this half term's value of 'Trust'. We will be asking and exploring this question: What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? (Dharma)
In Maths, we will be working on units following the Power Maths programme. We will also practise and work on our times tables using Times Table Rockstars every day. Mrs Crocker will give out times tables awards every Friday for the most consistent high scores and for the best progress in times tables!
In Science, we will be working on forces and magnets and electricity. In Year 3, we will be learning about forces and magnets and we will be carrying out investigations to establish what materials are magnetic and what materials are not. In Year 4, we will be learning about electricity and carrying out experiments using circuits.
In Geography, we will be exploring the Roman Empire. We will be exploring Italy virtually and we will be looking at human and physical features.
In History, we will be exploring the Roman Empire up to AD42 and the power of its army.
We will be asking the question:
What did the Romans do for us in Britain?
In Art, we will be creating mosaics inspired by those in Pompeii. We will also be creating a range of Roman artefacts including shields and necklaces.
In DT, we will be creating mechanical Christmas cards using levers.
Check out this page for photos below, showing all of the wonderful things we have been doing in our learning!
At home, you can access Sum Dog, Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars using the logins that are on the children's reading records. Remember to practise your spellings that are sent home at the beginning of each term ready for a weekly spelling test.