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Spring Term

THE ROMANS 

Topic Overview 

 

This term the children will be learning about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain at the time and the legacy it left for us. 

The children will be introduced to the history Rome - legend and fact- and understand where Europe Rome is, how the Romans came to extend their influence and create such a large and influential empire. 

 The children will build their own chariot in DT looking at how axels work - we are looking forward to seeing the results. 

 

In English, the children are going to be learning the Roman Myth of Romulus and Remus. The children will learn the myth through actions and eventually write their own myth. 

They will also look at writing letters imagining what it was like to be alive in the Roman era. 

 

 

History

Key Information Recall Facts (KIRFs)

 

An empire is a group of countries ruled by a single person, government or country.

 

With their successful conquest in Britain, the Romans expanded their empire.

 

Romans built long, straight roads to improve communications.

 

Some tribes in Britannia rebelled against the Romans.

 

Emperor Hadrian had a wall built to defend the Roman territory.

 

Romans gave names of their gods and goddesses to the planets they could see.

Science

Key Information Recall Facts (KIRFs)

 

This term we are exploring Materials

 

Balls bounce off the floor because the ball gains energy of motion, known as kinetic energy. 

 

Most fabrics stretch because of heat. 

 

Rigidity is the inability to ben or be forced out of shape. 

 

Graphene is a material that is tougher than steel and more flexible than rubber.

 

Paper helped the spread of literature. 

 

Bridges are critical component of a nation's infrastructure, making it possible to create safe passages over water and land. 

 

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