Year 3 Summer Term

I am Warrior - The Romans (Summer 1)

This topic will begin with the children being transported back in time to the Roman Empire, which was one of the greatest and most influential civilizations in world history. Mr. Ryall will do a virtual Roman Soldier discussion where children will ask questions and be exposed to a range of artefacts and clothing from that time. 

In English, we will be focusing on the myth ‘Romulus and Remus’ and will retell the story. We will also be reading a version of the fairy-tale ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and will write a diary entry based on the perspective of the witch rather than the traditional protagonists.

In History lessons, we will be looking at the theme “Who is the boss?” and power and control throughout all lessons. We will look at the Roman Empire, Roman Soldiers, Boudicca, life as ordinary people during the time and Gladiators. We will also do some art related work when we look at the use of mosaic in Roman houses.

In Design and Technology lessons, the children will first look at existing products and bags. They will evaluate them, look at which are most useful and give reasons why. They will consider different fastenings and buckles. They will then design their bag for a Roman soldier and think about why their bag would be suitable. Using sewing as a joining technique, they will make their designed bag. Evaluation will take part throughout the process and they will consider improvements as they go. The final product will then be rated using the rating system as seen on Projects on a Page.

Throughout this half term we will be exploring different forces and magnets. The children will carry out a range of investigations to try and find answers out for themselves. The children will compare how objects move on different surfaces, they will see what objects are magnetic and group them based on this investigation. They will make predictions and record their ideas in tables or bar charts which links with some of our math's objectives from Spring 1.

By the end of this unit, the children will be able to recall facts about Roman Britain, be able to discuss who was in charge in different areas throughout Roman History. They will be able to link this to the English text Romulus and Remus and they will use historical terminology like Empire, invasion and resistance.