Our reading for pleasure book this half-term: Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong
In RE this term, we will study the Liturgical seasons of Easter and Pentecost.
In English we will be writing an explanation text of how to survive as a Roman legionary. We will also be writing a discussion text, a newspaper recount and an extended narrative piece.
Fractions - Equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, ordering fractions and adding/subtracting fractions.
Time - hours in a day, estimating time, telling the time to 5 minutes and then 1 minute, finding the duration, comparing the duration, finding the start/end times and measuring time in seconds.
Angles & Properties of Shape - turns, angles, right angles in shapes, comparing angles, drawing accurately, types of lines (parallel and perpendicular), recognising/describing 2D/3D shapes and constructing 3D shapes.
We continue our learning of light and how it travels and reflects from different surfaces. We will then move on to explore plants. Children will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers as well as explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. They will have the opportunity to investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
Our History topic is the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will be linking this time in History to our Stone Age topic in order to identify contrasts between the two periods of time. The children will investigate why the Romans left sunny Italy to invade our cold island on the edge of their empire and whether Claudius invaded for the same reasons as Caesar. Children will also study why Boudica stood up to the Romans and the image we have of her today as well as learning about how the Romans able to keep control over such a vast empire. The Romans way of life will be contrasted to that of the Celts and children will investigate how their empire has influenced our lives today and why it came to an end.
In Geography we will be locating Europe and countries that lie within the continent, including Italy. We will look at rural and urban features of Italy. To consolidate learning from last term, we will also be identifying the physical features of Italy. Linking to our Roman History unit, we will look more closely at Rome and compare our daily lives to that of daily life in Rome.
In Art we will be creating a cubism self-portrait using our key skill of painting, with a key focus on the artist Pablo Picasso. Within our unit of work, we will be experimenting with different paint colours and studying the work of Alice Bailly who was a Swiss female artist and cubist painter.
PE is on a Monday and Tuesday with Mrs Rowland. In Summer 1, we will be covering cricket and athletics. In Summer 2, we will be carrying on with athletics and rounders.