Half Term Information Autumn 1 2022

This half term, we have immersed ourselves in different aspects of Roman life. We have learnt about the Roman invasion of Britain, life in the Roman Army, and the legacy the Romans left behind. The children wrote fantastic Roman myths, letters and information texts, and made authentic Roman shields and swords for our very own Roman Wow day, which culminated in a battle using traditional Roman techniques of marching and the turtle!

In Maths we have covered place value, rounding and addition and subtraction. We have also used our outside space to extend our learning using natural objects.

Our Science learning has been based around the different states of matter – solids, liquids and gases. We have carried out lots of investigations, including how long ice takes to melt in different locations around the classroom and the children loved creating their own water cycle in a bag, where they could see how the water evaporated into vapour and then condensed back into water.

The children have loved learning ball skills (hockey and football) during outside PE and have been developing their balance skills during gymnastics lessons inside, which resulted in the performance of routines they put together with a partner.

Children’s comments about their learning:

 

Alastair, "I have enjoyed making the Roman shields because I found out a lot about Roman tactics like the Turtle."

 

Akuchi, "I’ve liked doing our Spanish lessons and when we did the water cycle in a bag. I loved our Wow day when we made a Roman Road out of biscuits, custard and Maltesers and we could see the layers that make up the road."

Useful website links to continue learning at home:

 

www.topmarks.co.uk

 

https://www.whizz.com/ http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Romans.html

 

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london