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Could being in the Roman Army keep you ALIVE?

Project Overview

Throughout this REAL Project, pupils will explore the Roman invasion of Britain. They will learn about life in Roman times, about the structures and hierarchy of the Roman Army and the legacy they left behind.

Their first novel will be Escape from Pompeii

We have linked our Project with the school behaviour policy and the theme of ALIVE. We will be working towards becoming a supportive team where the children will be able to access our chill out Roman Forts for sensory and relaxing experiences. The children will train other groups of pupils about how sensory activities can be supportive and aid us all in becoming more mindful of others.

Mini Outcomes

Project launch day – ‘A’ focus in ALIVE – An Action packed Roman day with Dan Tastic

Mini outcome 1 – ‘L’ focus in ALIVE – What happened in Pompeii?

Mini outcome 2 – ‘I’ focus in ALIVE – Compare the rule of the Romans with our school rules.

Mini outcome 3 – ‘V’ focus in ALIVE – How much free will was involved in being a soldier?

Final outcome – ‘E’ focus in ALIVE. What drives our morals and emotions? Children create sensory chill out spaces in year group rooms and inform year groups how to use these spaces via a virtual assembly.

Curriculum Coverage

English Narrative: the day the volcano exploded.

Script/speech: for a virtual assembly to explain our implementation of our final outcome sensory spaces in group rooms. 

Explanation text: How to free a slave / How does a Soldier leave the army.

FACT FILE leaflet: Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Maths Place value, Addition, Subtraction, Length and Perimeter, Multiplication and Division.
RE People, Called, Judaism, Gift
History The invasion of Britain by the Romans
Geography Volcanoes and Earthquakes

The geographical features of Italy – link with Mount Vesuvius

Science States of Matter and Sound
Computing Coding / Logo
PE Invasion Games and gymnastics
Art, Design & Technology Volcano art, colour mixing.

Construct a Roman fort and make roman shields from our own designs

Music Ukulele with Mr Humphries
PSHE Jigsaw Scheme – Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference.

ROAR and ALIVE focus.

2nd September First RE topic: People
7th September REAL Project Launch Day with DANTASTIC – All about the Anglo-Saxons
6th October New RE topic: Called
22nd October   Break up for half term
1st November Return to school
15th November  RE: Judaism
22nd November New RE topic: Gift
21st December Break up for the end of term.

Year Group Information

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Pupils can wear their school PE kit every Thursday.

Reading records (blue book) and home reading books must be in school every day. Please help us by writing in the blue home reading record book when you read with your child. This helps us as we can move your child onto the new book more quickly. Remember to read 5 times at home to get a stamp.

Homework is set on Seesaw on a Monday and is expected to be completed by the following Monday. Staff will mark the children’s work online and send it back for the pupils to see. Children will be given 2 pieces of homework on Seesaw per week – Maths and Grammar.

Pupils have received their own individual QR Code/Text Code to log in to Seesaw on a laptop or tablet at home. You can find it on the last page of their blue home reading book. Smart phones can also be used to access the work; however, pupils may struggle to type on such a small screen so we recommend handwritten answers on paper which can then be photographed and uploaded as that child’s piece of work.

Pupils are also expected and will be monitored online by class teachers that they complete the following activities:

Reading Plus – complete at least 2 comprehensions per week at home.

Maths Shed – regular practice.

Spelling Shed – learn your weekly spellings, we recommend ten games a week.

Times Table Rockstars – regular practice.

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