Presentation on theme: "What did they ever do for us?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What did they ever do for us? The RomansWhat did they ever do for us?
2 What did they ever do for us? The Children…gain memorable first-hand experiences, such as going on a visit or inviting a special visitor into schoolenjoy ‘WOW’ experiencesget an exciting introduction to a topic or themebegin researching and setting enquiry questionsget lots of opportunities to make observationsdevelop spoken language skillstake part in sensory activitieshave lots of fun to fully 'engage' with their new topic.EngageThe Romans!What did they ever do for us?Memorable Experiences:Visit to Castlefield (Museum of Science and Industry) – Remains of Roman FortExplore area using a map (from MOSI) from Roman times- Roman DaySpend the day as a Roman, in Roman dress, eating Roman food, Roman entertainment Literacy focus: RecountSpoken Language: Dramatise escape from Pompeii.Reading: An account of the events at Pompeii.- letter from Pliny the Younger.Writing: DiariesAccount of what happened at Pompeii. (Pliny)MathematicsProblem solving (rounding / place value / adding / subtracting)How long ago did the Romans invade Britain? (number lines)Ordering time of events at Pompeii? (time)Shape & space linked to volcanoes, Roman architectureHistory / GeographyThe Roman Empire – why did Romans invade Britain?Where did the Romans come from?What did they bring with them (introduce possibilities)Volcanoes – what happened at Pompeii?ScienceSound – How far away could you hear the Romans coming?(recognise that sounds get fainter as distance from the sound source increases)Art & DesignDesign and make a Roman House (Roman Architecture)Design and make Roman clothing for Roman DayComputingResearch using prepared template – how did the Romans dress?What did the Romans eat?What did the Romans do for entertainment?
3 What did they ever do for us? DevelopThe Children…improve their knowledge and understanding of the topicdevelop and practice their new skillscompose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes and read across the curriculumresearch their own questions and those set by othersfollow new pathways of enquiry based on their interestscomplete homework activities that support their learning.The RomansWhat did they ever do for us?Literacy focus: RecountNarrative: Stories with a historical setting –Read: The Roman Box: Stepping Back into HistoryWrite: Stories set in Roman times.Recount: Newspaper report -Read: A report on the events around the volcano eruption.Write: Reporting on finding the site at Pompeii in 1748.Information Text -Read: About Earthquakes.Write: About Volcanoes.History / GeographyInvestigate why the Romans invaded Britain in AD43.Begin to find out what the Romans did bring with them.How do we know?Primary and secondary sources.What are volcanoes?Investigate the cause of volcano eruptions.Science Sound – Making musical instruments – stringed instruments e.g. cithara – guitar like instruments using vibration to produce sound.HomeworkMini Roman Project incl. plan a journey across Roman Britain, design and make a Roman Coin, design a maze using symmetry.Computing Modelling Effects (programming an object to move using a command procedure)RE Religion in Roman Times – The introduction of Christianity across the Empire (Constantine)P.E.Play throwing and catching games – ‘Trigon’ – children stand in a triangle and throw and catch, sometimes without warning..Design Technology Board Games – Design Game and make Dice.Art & DesignMosaics – design and make own mosaics – sticky paper – mosaic kit.MathematicsHow do you write 0 (zero) in Roman Numerals?Number – Roman numerals.Addition / Subtraction with Roman numerals.Shape – Roman mazes – symmetry.MusicPlaying a beat – drums, clapping, stamping.PSHEWhy do people leave a country, or settle somewhere else?
4 Innovate Literacy focus: Persuasion Advert - The Children…apply skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contextssolve real or imagined problems using everything they’ve learntget inspired by imaginative and creative opportunitiesrevisit anything not fully grasped at the ‘Develop’ stage.InnovateLiteracy focus: PersuasionAdvert -Read: Accounts of the InvasionWrite: Create an advert for the Roman Army.Spoken Language: Interviewing Roman Military Leaders.Art & DesignWriting names in Roman lettering.MathematicsRoman Army Problems – Multiplication (arrays) using different numbers of soldiers in legions, centuries, auxiliaries etc.History / GeographyWhat did the Romans do for us?What is lava made of?Do volcanoes still erupt?Is there a link between volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis?ScienceStates of Matter – what is lava? Solid, liquid or gas? What stages did the lava go through when Vesuvius erupted? What does Pompeii look like now?
5 What did they actually do for us? ExpressThe Children…become the performers, experts and informersshare their achievements with parents, classmates and the communityevaluate finished products and processeslink what they have learnt to where they startedcelebrate their achievements!The RomansWhat did they actually do for us?Let’s get creative!Models of houses, showing Roman Architecture.Multimedia presentations showing what the Romans actually did do for us.Roman clothes, food etc.Roman BritainLife as a RomanA chance for pupils to show the rest of the school and visitors (parents) what life would have been like for the Romans (in an assembly, and in the classroom)Parents invited in to see the work that the children have done. Year 4 to present their findings – what the Romans did actually introduce to Britain.