In topic we are continuing to learn about the Romans. Normally we would have a year group visit to Canterbury or Durovernum Cantiacorum as the Romans knew it. We hope that this will go ahead but we are also planning a virtual Roman experience.
We are studying Roman weaponry and armour, the structure of the Roman army and we will also look at Roman Society and how they used to live. We hope to engage in some experimental archaeology and do some Roman cooking.
Why don’t you try to find some Roman heritage around our local area? There are two Villas in Maidstone (TQ7556 and TQ7654), and another at Teston (TQ6953). Other substantial Romano-British buildings have been identified at Barming (TQ7253), East Barming (TQ7254), Boughton Monchelsea (TQ7751) and Chart Sutton (TQ8049).
What do you think the numbers refer to?
Can you find any information in Maidstone town centre about the Romans.
Quis, Quid, Ubi, Quibus Auxiliis, Cur, Quomodo, Quando?
This term we will be looking at imaginary worlds. We will be basing our writing on two fantastic classic novels: “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Our focus will be on getting children to use their imagination and to use exciting vocabulary.
In maths we will be starting off with Time and Roman Numerals. We will then be focussing our attention on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be making sure that we are really secure with our formal methods.
Please continue to make use of Times Tables Rock Stars and Purple Mash Times Tables. Good knowledge of multiplication is needed throughout the maths curriculum. We will be sending home some games
In science we are looking at electricity. We have lots of experiments lined up, we will be making our own electric circuits and learning about electrical safety in the home as well as generating electricity in different ways. We will investigate the different materials that can conduct electricity.
Mr Laker says that he believes that electricity exists because the bill keeps arriving from the electricity company. However he doesn’t know how it gets into the wires. We will be investigating this very question and learning about the different ways that electricity can be generated and, indeed, how it gets into the wires.
In computing we will be investigating shape and control using the programming language LOGO.
We are learning about the Christian festival of Easter. We will be learning about the message of forgiveness.
|Until the end of term 4 we will be having specialist PE provision from PASS. Our PE day will therefore be switching to a Wednesday. Please can children come to school already dressed in their PE kit on Wednesdays.|
We will be learning about equal opportunities and we will be taking part in the Send My Friend to School Campaign.