Curriculum_information T1

Teacher: Mrs Mifflin/Mrs Rome
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Yorke

Curriculum information

Class 5

Terms 1 & 2

Our class topic this term is “The Romans”.

Here are some of the things we will be doing and learning about this term:

  • “Journey” style stories, using “Journey to Jo’burg” by Beverley Naidoo as inspiration.
  • Focus on punctuating speech correctly in narrative.
  • Instruction texts.
  • Recount texts.
  • Nonsense and Humour Poetry
  • Applying knowledge of number and place value to order numbers – positive and negative.
  • Rounding whole numbers from the nearest ten to the nearest million.
  • Written and mental methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals.
  • Strategies for problem solving and reasoning.
  • Electricity – how it was discovered and how it is used in today’s world.
  • Investigating circuits and symbols for drawing circuits
  • Forces – how we use them in our everyday lives to our advantage.
  • Air resistance, gravity, water resistance and friction.
  • E-safety – how to remain safe online, information sharing, security of websites and passwords.
  • Searching for information safely.
  • What is a computer?
  • Romans and their contribution to modern life.
  • Julius Caesar and Claudius.
  • The armies and invasions.
  • The Roman withdrawal from Britain and the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
DT / Art
  • Art – sculpture – Roman busts.
  • D.T – construction – mechanics and electronics.


  • Invasion games – working and playing as a team, using attacking and defensive strategies in the context of football and rugby.
  • Science and Creation – conflicting or complementary?
  • Why do some people believe in God and others do not?


  • Singing – working towards understanding the beat and rhythm of songs and music.
  • Studying and learning Carole King’s “You’ve got a Friend”.
  • Five ways to wellbeing.
  • School values.
  • Valuing Differences.