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The Rotten Romans

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The Rotten Romans


This half term our topic will be based around the theme of Romans.


As Mathematicians this term, we will be exploring multiplication and division, fractions and decimals. We will be:

  • Multiplying and dividing by 11 and 12
  • Multiplying 3 digits together
  • Understanding the rule of commutativity
  • Solving reasoning, word, scaling and correspondence problems
  • Recognising fractions of shapes
  • Adding fractions with the same denominator
  • Understanding tenths and hundredths
  • Adding decimals together to two decimal places


As Authors and Readers we will be exploring the Romans through the text, The Thieves of Ostia. We will be:

  • Exploring and writing quest stories
  • Exploring and writing formal letters 
  • Developing our persuasive writing
  • Spelling words ending with gue and que
  • Using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
  • Using fronted adverbials with a comma
  • Organising information into paragraphs
  • Using the personal pronouns (he, she, they etc) interchangeably with characters' names.


As Scientists we will be:

  • Comparing how things move on different surfaces
  • Comparing forces and the forces in magnets
  • To observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • Describe magnets as having two poles
  • Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other depending on which poles are facing


As Historians we will be:

  • Exploring Roman life in Rome in 27BC
  • Using actions and our voices to help us order the events of the Roman invasion of Britain
  • Investigate who Julius Caesar was and explore his attempted invasion
  • Researching the power of the Roman army
  • Explore the successful invasion and conquest of Britain.
  • Learning about the British resistance and Boudicca’s rebellion.
  • Exploring primary and secondary sources and the reasons why Hadrian’s Wall was built.
  • Discovering the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain’s technology, culture and beliefs.


As Artists we will be:

  • Investigating Roman mosaics and comparing these to Sonia King’s
  • Collecting ideas for my own mosaic
  • Creating a mood board about what represents their school and class
  • Practicing using the skills of paste resist
  • Planning my own mosaic design reflecting my class and school


As Computer Technicians we will be:

  • Creating a story board for an animation
  • Creating a sprite and background using Scratch
  • Animating characters and changing the position of its weapon using Scratch
  • Programming a sprite and adding sound to improve the animation
  • De-bugging performance bugs.