Teacher – Omar Faruque
HLTA – Debra Lewins
Year 3: Term 2
When in Rome
Science: FORCES AND MAGNETS (Please see the scheme of work for more detail)
- Compare how things move on different surfaces
- Notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects but magnetic forces can act at a distance
- Observe how some magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials but not others.
- Compare and group materials together using a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and to identify some magnetic materials.
- Describe a magnet as having two poles.
- Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles they are facing.
DIGITAL PUBLISHING Create a mind map (Use Purple Mash 2Connect) to organise information and knowledge about magnets and forces,
LI: Use appropriate templates, layouts, and formatting tools
SCIENCE VOCABULARY: forces speed up slow down change shape change direction friction rub forcemeter newtons attract repel poles contact copper aluminium brass steel iron
History: THE ROMANS
- Place the Roman empire on a timeline.
- Understand the term ‘empire’ and ‘civilisation.’
- Ask key questions about the Romans.
- Use a range of sources to find out about the Romans.
- Study the Romanisation of Britain and its impact today.
- Know the main Roman leaders (Marius, Caesar, Augustus and Nero)
- Research and understand the power of the Roman army.
- Learn about Claudius’s successful conquest including Hadrian’s wall.
- Understand Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC.
- Find out who Boudicca was, her revolt & what happened after the revolt.
- Study Pompeii to find out more about the life of the Romans.
- Explain what Pompeii can tell us about everyday Roman life.
- Understand how the ash from Mt Vesuvius preserved Pompeii.
- Find out how the Romans changed Britain after they left.
DIGITAL RESEARCH Use a range of selected websites to find information about aspects of Roman life – take notes and create a report
LI: Use search tools within websites and digital libraries
- Understand how volcanoes are formed.
- Locate the different parts of a volcano.
- Identify the different stages of a volcano from active to extinct.
- Locate where most volcanoes are located in the world and label the ring of fire.
- Label Mount Vesuvius on a map.
- Complete a case study of Mount Vesuvius.
- Learn about the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD and the destruction of Pompeii.
- Compare the crops grown near Vesuvius to the rest of Southern Italy.
- Look at the impact tourism has had on Pompeii.
DIGITAL RESEARCH: Explore South East England and Naples using Google Maps Satellite and Street View – take screen shots of key features to print and annotate/compare
LI: Use online mapping tools and apps to find information
HISTORY VOCABULARY: invasion myths and legends revolt hero legion conquest armour chariot pagans centurion powerful baths underfloor heating mosaic Hadrian’s Wall archaeology ancient century empire emperor sacrifice gods and goddesses
GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY: active volcano dormant erupt lava magma mountain Mediterranean natural resources agriculture tourism extinct
CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS – THE ROMANS
- What are the best 5 questions you can ask a Roman to find out about his life.
- What were the positive and negative impacts of the Roman invasion?
- Which Roman innovation do you think had the most important effect on Britain?
- Who do you think is the greatest leader out of Marius, Caesar, Augustus and Nero and why?
- Who was the stronger army – Romans or the Celts? Justify your answer.
- Pretend you are Boudicca. Plan a campaign to stop the Roman invasion.
CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS – VOLCANOES
- Identify the volcanoes in Italy – is there a pattern?
- Predict where you think another volcano could form and give your reasons for this.
- Write a guide to Mt Vesuvius – how many different Geographical words can you include?
- Rank the volcanoes in the world according to their danger.
Art: PAINTING AND COLLAGE – VOLCANO ART,
- Recap the colour wheel – identify primary, secondary, warm and cool colours.
- Make preparatory sketches and painting of lava flow and shapes connected to volcanoes.
- Use different media.
- Use different lines and shapes.
- Paint an active volcano erupting using paint or oil pastels.
- Make a collage linked to volcanoes, experimenting with texture through the use of different types of papers/cards.
- Use images of lava explosions to inspire an abstract relief painting.
- Investigate how to use mod-roc to create texture.
D.T: STRUCTURES AND TEXTILES – ROMAN SANDALS.
- Research into footwear.
- Design and create a Roman sandal.
- Create and use a template.
- Use different joining techniques such as sewing and glueing.
- Use appropriate decoration techniques.
- Measure and cut materials.
- Create a footwear product report.
- Evaluate finished footwear, including any improvements which could be made.
- Play in ensemble contexts – using voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy.
- Improvise music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail to sounds
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music
(Please follow the Val Sabin scheme of work)
Games, gymnastics and dance
R.E: (Follow the Southwark agreed syllabus) How do Jews celebrate?
- How and why do Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah?
- Why and how do jews celebrate Sukkot?
- What do many Jews do each day to express their beliefs? What special objects would you see in a Jewish home?
- Why do Jews celebrate Shabbat and how?
- What does the Torah mean for Jewish people?
- How do Jews express beliefs in a synagogue? Sikh beliefs
- What symbols are important in our lives?
- Why do Sikh people wear symbols?
- What is the most important symbol for Sikh people?
- What Sikh sayings are important about what God is like?
- What are my most important sayings in life?
Computing: CODING, PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTER GAMES
- Create and edit flow diagrams to break down a sequence (eg traffic lights) into smaller steps
- Create more complex programs using symbols and text to achieve an outcome on screen
- Explore the variables in a range of simulations and relate to real life applications and situations
- Create simple interactive computer games and activities
Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others code
Entitlement and enrichment: Crofton Roman Villa, the British Museum, link Vesuvius and forces by making a model volcano, trip to Veolia recycling plant to look at how magnets work,
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books
- Write a short fact file about one of the Roman leaders
- Write an interview with one of the Roman leaders
- Write a description of a Roman centurion
- Write a letter home from a Roman centurion’s point of view
- Write an eye witness account about Caesar’s invasion.
- Write a rap about Boudicca
- Write a guide to Pompeii
- Write a non-chronological report about the Romans – focus on food, houses, education, religion etc
- Write an eye-witness account of a volcano erupting
- Write a postcard from Naples
- Write a non-chronological report about Naples
- Retell a Roman myth
- Write an explanation of how a volcano erupts
- Create an Italian inspired menu (using food originating in Naples)
- Write a poem based on a volcano eruption.
- Write an evaluation report about the Roman sandal – include strengths and areas for development.
- Write a persuasive leaflet to parents about how to protect Pompeii.
- Write an information leaflet about Mt. Vesuvius.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- –Roman myths and legends
- -The Roman Beanfeast
- -Romulus and Remus