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Welcome to Topaz Class - Yr 3/4

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Term 4 DICE Topic - I Am Warrior!

This term, our DICE topic is entitled 'I Am Warrior' and focuses on The Roman Empire. We will look at how Britain was in the Roman period, and how it has changed today, as well as looking at the impact of the Romans on other countries as well.

We will look at the food, clothing, society, culture, lifestyle, military and legacy of the Roman culture, looking at famous Romans, including Julis Caesar, Nero and Constantine. The children will have a chance to study and create some Roman art, look at scientific developments during the reign of the Roman Empire and study what Roman children would have studied.

ROMANS

Letter-join

Handwriting is a very important element of school life, and the associated skills need to be taught carefully. We have adopted the Letter-Join strategy for handwriting across the entire school and cursive script will be taught to everyone. We would love you to encourage your children to practise using the new letter formation! Details of how to download resources are available below. 

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Computing - Purple Mash

A reminder that we have joined the Purple Mash community for teaching and learning computing and digital literacy. The children all have their own logins to access the games , activites and programs on the website, and they will be able to explain to you how it all works. If they have forgotten their login, we have a record of them and will be able to provide them to you! Click the picture to go to the login page.

Our Virtual Classroom

Home Learning

This year Maths Home Learning will be due in on a Friday. Spellings will be due in on Wednesday, as spelling tests will be on this day. Times Table tests will be on Tuesdays, therefore Times Table homework will be due in on Tuesdays as well. 

Those children who forget to bring in their homework, or fail to complete it to the deadline, will have to complete a portion of the homework during their lunch time.

Useful Websites

Here are some useful websites for Home Learning or extra research! As always, the websites have been checked and are all age-appropriate. However, do feel free to check yourselves or choose your own websites.

Life in Celtic Britain – BBC Bitesize A two-minute video depicting the Celtic way of life, as modelled through the project at Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire.

The Celts and Romans – Resources for History A useful resource documenting the transition of British rule from the Celts to the Romans. The interactive map includes a handy timeline.

Roman Empire – BBC Bitesize A wide range of resources, including a brief summary of the history between the Celts of Britain and the invading Romans, short videos about weaponry and life as a Roman soldier.

Boudicca (died c.AD 60) – BBC History A short introduction to the life of Boudicca.

Romans: Rebellion – BBC Primary History A simple guide about the conflict between Queen Boudicca and the Romans.

Famous Gladiators – Tribunes and Triumphs A brief summary of the lives of famous gladiators, including Spartacus, Flamma, Priscus, Verus and Emperor Commodus.

Classical Roman Recipes – Three Owls Children can create their own Roman banquet using the various dishes and recipes based on typical Roman food.

Day in the Life of a 10-year-old in Roman Britain – BBC Hands on History This three-minute video made by BBC Hands on History shows the experience of a child from a wealthy Roman family.

What did the Romans invent? – BBC Bitesize A one-minute video explaining features of modern society that the Romans either invented or developed.

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