Autumn Term Curriculum
Spring Term Curriculum
In the Spring Term to launch our Roman theme we have a carousel of activities, starting with a visit by Emperor Risticus to set the challenge of setting the History books straight, an archaeological experience digging in sand and the children use the Museum of London website to explore Roman artefacts. Over the term the children learn about life before Romans invaded and research the invasions and settlements. We use the story of Boudicca to develop speaking and listening skills through a trial to decide if she was a villain or victim. Each class researches Roman life and hold Roman Banquets, complete with food, slaves and entertainment. The DT element of the term is making Roman sandals which are worn at the banquet. A visit to the Museum of London half way though the term provides valuable ideas on how to set up a Museum. The term culminates with a ‘A Living Museum’ .
Summer Term Curriculum
The Summer Term theme is 'Rainforests' and starts by revisiting the Strand Values and how they affect our everyday lives. Throughout this theme children reflect on how living our values will affect the wider world. Art tasks, stimulated by the beautiful book ‘The Window’, make a super launch activity to explore the impact humans have on the environment. The children investigate where the rainforests are located in the world, their climate and the different layers within them. Research skills help focus on the people of the forests and animals that live in them.
A Science focus on plants culimates in a trip to Kew Gardens.
The year ends with ‘Food Glorious Food' the learning is focused on the need for food for activity and growth and the importance of a healthy diet. Looking after Teeth is another element of the topic and at the end of our topic we prepare different healthy dishes that are kind to your teeth.