In Term 1, Skylarks will be studying number. We will begin by laying some foundations for the rest of the year's maths - revisiting our understanding of counting, place value and how numbers are used. Later we will progress to comparing and ordering numbers. To support our topic of 'The Romans', we will be exploring how to describe numbers using Roman Numerals. As we reach the end of Term 1 we will be studying addition and subtraction - considering how we can do this mentally and in written form. Throughout all of our learning we will be investigating how we can master maths by representing in different ways, applying the skills we have learned and investigating related problems.
Our English focus in Term 1 will be based on narrative. We will be using the novel 'The Eagle of the Ninth' by Rosemary Sutcliff as the context for lots of sentence and grammar work. We will be focusing on the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, adverbials and determiners. Skylarks will be writing their own historical novel based on the time the Romans were in Britain. The story will involve the children becoming part of the great Roman army, training in Lincoln before marching beyond Hadrian's Wall to clash with the Celtic Pict tribe. At each step we will be immersing ourselves into the life of Roman soldiers to give the children lots of ideas for their writing. To add to the excitement we will be writing our own marching songs to help us on our way!
Our topic this term is ‘The Romans'. In Skylarks Class we will be concentrating on life in the great Roman army back in the 2nd century AD. The children will become Roman legionaries under the command of Centurian Philip Hukinius Maximus and we will be arranging ourselves into Contubernium groups of 8 soldiers. We will be part of the famous Ninth Hispana Legion who colonised Lincoln and later were lost in mysterious circumstances fighting in Scotland. We will start the term by exploring the Romans and their army. Then we will begin legionary training to prepare the soldiers for battle. Later we will be marching beyond Hadrian's Wall and engaging the native Picts in battle. Throughout the term we will be referring to the historical novel 'The Eagle of the Ninth' which tells a related story, set 20 years later.
To attention Skylarks! Veni, vidi, vici!