The Rotten Romans
Step into the land of gladiators, chariot racing and grand Emperors. Explore Roman life from the grim to great! Get your shields at the ready and immerse yourself into Roman life through the following subject areas:
As Writers we will:
Write our own Quest Story based on Jeremy Strong's 'Romans on the Rampage'
Use a range of co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions
Create compound and complex sentences
Use a range of fronted adverbials, followed by a comma, to improve our sentences
Create a formal letter, in character as a Roman Soldier
Use a mixture of pronouns and nouns to aid continuity and avoid repetition
To use formal and informal language appropriately
To use was and were verb inflections correctly.
As Mathematicians we will be:
-Presenting hundredths and tenths as decimals
As Readers we will be:
Exploring a range of texts link to the Romans
Developing our ability to ask appropriate questions about a text to improve our understanding
Participating in discussions about the text
Listening to others viewpoints and building on these
Continuing to build on skills to use a dictionary to check word meanings
Summarising the main points from the text
As Historians, we will:
Explore Roman life in Rome in 27BC
Understand the chronology of the Roman invasion of Britain
Know who Julius Caesar and explore his attempted invasion
Research the power of the Roman army
Explore the successful invasion and conquest of Britain.
Understand the British resistance and Boudicca’s rebellion.
Explore primary and secondary sources and the reasons why Hadrian’s Wall was built.
Understand the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain’s technology, culture and beliefs.
As Musicians we will be:
As Artists, we will:
Learn about the artist Sonia King and explore her artwork.
Investigate Roman mosaics and compare to Sonia King's work.
Collect ideas for our artwork from around school using iPads.
Create a mood board that represents our class and school.
Plan a mosaic design.
Create a mosaic design using tiles and adhesive.
As Design Technicians we will be
As Scientists, we will:
Learn that a force is a push or a pull.
Compare how things move on a different surfaces.
Identify magnetic materials.
Describe magnets as having two poles.
Predict whether magnets will attract or repel.
Plan a test to compare the strength of different magnets.
Make and use a working compass.
As Computer Technicians, we will:
Create a sprite and background using Scratch.
Animate characters using Scratch software.
Program a sprite changing movement and position.
Add sounds to enhance animations.
As Spanish speakers we will be able to:
Order drinks in a cafe
Read and Write drinks in Spanish
Order food for breakfast in Spanish
Read and write food on a menu