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Spring 1 The Romans


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We made an interactive timeline to show some of the key Roman events.

As writers, we will be writing a quest story and a letter. Both of these units will link to our Roman topic. This half term, we will focus on:

  • improving our sentences with varied sentence starters.
  • expanding noun phrases with adjectives.
  • learning how to punctuate dialogue.
  • continuing to ensure that our sentences are correctly punctuated with full stops and capital letters.
  • the layout and features of a letter.
  • using connectives to extend our sentences.


As Mathematicians this half term we will be continuing to learn about multiplication and division before moving onto using money and then drawing pictograms, bar charts and tables. We will be:

  • Comparing statements
  • Finding related calculations
  • Multiplying 2-digits by 1-digit 
  • Dividing 2-digits by 1-digit 
  • Scaling
  • Converting pounds and pence
  • Adding and subtracting money
  • Giving change
  • Reading and drawing pictograms, bar charts and tables


As Computer Technicians, we will:

  • design, create and debug a program to achieve a specific goal.
  • use logical reasoning to problem solve why algorithms do not work.
  • become experts in using Scratch to insert backgrounds that have a Roman theme and animate a Roman soldier.
  • insert sound into an animation.


As Historians, we will:

  • develop a sense of chronology.
  • explore Roman life.
  • use historic terms to build up a picture of the past.
  • find out who Julius Caesar was and explore his attempted invasion.
  • research the power of the Roman army.
  • explore the successful invasion and conquest of Britain.
  • learn about the British resistance and Boudicca’s rebellion.
  • use primary and secondary sources to explore the reasons why Hadrian's wall was built.
  • learn about the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain's technology, culture and beliefs.
  • learn that our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.


In RE we will be learning about different religious festivals. The children will learn to:

  • describe and explain what a festival is.
  • develop their knowledge of specific festivals, such as: Holi, Purim, Easter and Eid al Fitr.
  • explore the similarities and differences between different religious festivals.
  • learn about some of the religious stories that explain the significance of different festivals.
  • compare their own experiences of festivals that are important to them.


As Artists we will be:

  • exploring Roman mosaics and comparing these to Sonia King's.
  • practise the skills of paste resist.
  • collect images to inspire our own mosaics.
  • design and make a mosaic that reflects our class and our school.


As Scientists, we will be learning all about forces and magnets. Throughout this term, we will be:

  • experimenting with pushes and pulls in the environment.
  • comparing which surface will be the best for chariot racing!
  • learning which objects are magnetic and which are non magnetic, through investigating which objects will attract to a magnet.
  • learning about the poles of a magnet and make predictions about which poles will attract and repel.
  • investigating the strength of different magnets.

Throughout our investigative work, we will be making predictions; learning how to present our data using a graph and developing our ability to discuss what our results show us.