WADDINGHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
Information for Parents
Term: Autumn(1), Autumn(2), Spring(1), Spring(2), Summer(1), Summer(2)
How did the Roman Empire impact on Britain at that time?
Subject Children will learn about;
The children will be studying Romans this term. We will be reading ‘Pirates of Pompeii’ by Caroline Lawrence and finding out about the aftermath after Mount Vesuvius erupted. Poetry will also be covered this term in the form of ‘narrative poetry’. Each week there will be a particular focus on one or more of the elements from SPAG. Keep practising those spellings!
We will be working on fractions, Roman numerals and consolidating our methods for all four operations. We will compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number, recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
This term we will be focusing on the properties and changes of materials through separating + sieving. We will be working scientifically and recording our results linking them to a comprehensive conclusion
The children will be developing their use of presentation software. Children will be recognising that ICT can be used to assemble repeating elements to develop images when working on our Roman mosaics.
Design & Technology
During the topic, children will be making a Roman catapult. Using a wide variety of materials, including some mechanical components, they design & create a working model of a catapult in the Roman style. They will develop their ideas, then compete to see whose catapult works best!
Being Human –Islam. The children will be finding out about the ways in which beliefs impact upon our actions and everyday life. They will compare both the Hindu and Islam beliefs and culture.
Children will be finding out about life in Roman Britain from a range of sources. Studying the man of the moment Julius Caesar! Finding out what drove him to power. Looking at the invasions that took place and identifying why they were paramount to the Roman Empire.
Only two sessions left after Half Term for swimming at the Brigg Leisure Centre so the children will need their swimming costume and towel. On a Tuesday there will be a sports coach so the children will need their P.E kit on this day.
During the topic we will be making a Roman mosaic and will identify the key common features of mosaic patterns. The children will examine and explore materials, colours, design, size, and the subject of their choosing.
Children will appreciate and understand a wide-range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians. They can develop an understanding of the history of music.