Year 3 Roman Britain Spring 2 Parent Information

Year 3 will be learning about the Romans for their Roman Britain project. They will explore the way they lived, dressed, worked and enjoyed themselves. They will think about the impact their invasion had on the native Britons, the Celts, and how their lifestyles compared. They will learn about their religious beliefs and how this affected their lives. Year 3 will enjoy taking part in a Roman day at school.

For History children will learn about all aspects of Roman life. They will compare Romans to Celts and compare the way each lived, dressed, the armour they wore and the food they ate. They will learn about what Romans did for entertainment and about the improvements they bought to Great Britain such as roads, baths and central heating.

Children will learn about the geography of Italy, Great Britain and Europe at the time of the Roman Empire and how the invasion changed the landscape of the countries it affected.

Year 3 will be learning about light and shadow as part of their Science work. They will learn to recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. They will investigate how light is reflected from surfaces. They will recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes. They will also learn to recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object and find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

Children will become presenters and use video and computer equipment to make their own presentation about the Romans. They will learn how to edit video and use a variety of effects on PowerPoint.

Children will learn about Roman mosaics and have a go at making their own. They will learn about the artist Chuck Close who uses pixilation to create mosaic style art.

For Design and Technology children will be investigating Roman weaponry and making their own Roman inspired catapult.

Year 3 will learn all about music during the time of the Romans. They will look at the different instruments that were played and will then work on composing and performing their own piece of music in the Roman style.

For PE year 3 will play a range of different invasion games for indoor and outdoor PE. They will focus on: Netball, Dodgeball, Benchball, Football, Basketball and Tag Rugby.

Year 3 will learn about Jesus. They will learn stories about his life and how his life was linked to the lives of the Romans. They will learn about how Jesus was tempted, his baptism and the story of Jesus in the Temple.

We hope your children will thoroughly enjoy this fascinating topic and that you will enjoy learning more about the Romans at home.

Click here for our Roman Britain activities.

Thank you, Year 3 staff.