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Term 1

What are we learning this term?

 

English

During the first two weeks of school, we are going to be reading a book called 'The Promise'. Each class in the school are looking at a book centred around the same theme and we will be talking about it throughout the school. 
 


We will then be reading 'Escape from Pompeii' to kick off our Roman topic. We will be doing some descriptive writing, writing recounts and writing a short narrative based on the story.
 

 

Maths

We will be starting the year with place value and recapping what we can remember about number!

 

Year 3 place value objectives:

  • count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number (100s, 10s, 1s)
  • compare and order numbers up to 1,000
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
  • read and write numbers up to 1,000 in numerals and in words
  • solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas

 

Year 4 place value objectives:

  • count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000
  • find 1,000 more or less than a given number
  • count backwards through 0 to include negative numbers
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (1,000s, 100s, 10s, and 1s)
  • order and compare numbers beyond 1,000
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
  • round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000
  • solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers
  • read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of 0 and place value
     

 

History

We are going to be exploring the question 'How did humans become more civilised?' and we will be focussing on looking at the Romans and the impact the Roman Empire had on Britain.

 

We will be answering the following questions during our history lessons:
 

  • Where did the Roman Empire come from?
  • How did the Roman army help to expand the Roman Empire?
  • What was Britain like before the Romans invaded?
  • How did Britain become part of the Roman Empire?
  • Who was Boudica and how did she rebel against the Romans?
  • What did the Romans build after they settled in Britain?
  • What were houses like in Roman Britain?
  • What can archaeological sites tell us about Roman Britain?
  • How did bathhouses provide leisure for Romans in Britain? 
  • What lasting impact did the Romans leave in Britain?
     


Art and DT

Inspired by our history topic, we will be creating mosaics during our Art lessons and we will be designing and making our own Roman shields ready for battle in DT!
 

       

 

Geography

We will be testing our locational knowledge in Geography this term as we explore Rome as a place and the invasion routes taken by the Roman Empire. 

 

 

Science

We are going to be learning about rocks in science this term.

We will be exploring how to:
 

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

 

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