Welcome back to school!
Term 1 is an exciting start to the year as we embark on the topic of the Romans. We will be exploring the influence this period of history had on England and more locally the city of Lincoln.
In English this term, we will be focussing upon narrative. We will be exploring what features create a story that draws the reader in. We will be using a range of stories to inspire us including investigating Roman Myths. We will then put the features we have found out about such as vocabulary, descriptive devices and sentence structure into action as we write stories of our own. We will also be exploring traditional poetry and investigating the structure and use of descriptive language in this genre.
In Maths we will be exploring numbers and place value. We will be investigating areas such as comparing and ordering numbers and finding out about negative numbers in context. We will also be investigating rounding numbers and using all of this knowledge to solve practical problems. We will then be applying our knowledge to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be developing strategies to solve calculations confidently and building our knowledge of factors, multiples, primes and squares.
We will be investigating forces this term in Science. This will include finding out about gravity, friction and water and air resistance. We will be carrying out lots of practical investigations where we will be considering the method we will use and how to create a fair test.
This term our main focus in topic work will be the Romans. We will be finding out about the rise of the Roman Empire; how did the Romans become so powerful? We will also be investigating why the Romans invaded Britain and what attracted them to our country. The legacy the Romans left behind will also be an area we will be exploring. What did the Romans influence in England and where can we still see some of those things today? We will be finding out how they impacted language, numbers, technology and the structure of society.
Homework will be sent home each Friday and returned the following Thursday. Children will have maths and english/topic homework each week as well as a set of 10 spellings to learn. There is a homework help club on Tuesday lunchtimes in Doves where children can come and discuss their homework or complete any extras they do not have time to complete at home.
Thank you for all of your continued support during. We look forward to an exciting first term!