Teacher: Ms Carla Caires
Teaching Assistant: Miss Savina Abbott
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.
CROSS CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
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 toolsMaths Links:
- Use mm and cm to compare how far objects slide down different surfaces.
- Convert lengths mentioned above.
- Create pictograms/ bar graphs using scales of 2,5 or 10.
- Compare Naples and London by using pictograms and bar charts.
- Use knowledge of fractions and measure to make a fridge magnet.Literacy Links:
- Write instructions on how to make a fridge magnet
- Write a biography of Newton
History: THE ROMANS
- Place the Roman empire on a timeline.
- 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.
- Find out how the Romans changed Britain after they left.
- Order and compare numbers up to 1 000 by looking at a timeline.
- Place different civilisations on a timeline based on given years.
- Solve word problems about the Roman army involving fractions.
- Learn about Roman numerals.
- Apply Roman numeral knowledge to solve puzzles and problems
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 librariesGeography: ITALY
- Use an atlas to locate Italy.
- Locate the volcanoes of Italy on a map and identify any patterns.
- Learn about Mount Vesuvius.
- Look at different types of land use in Naples and compare this to South-East England.
- Learn about the natural resources including food, energy, minerals and water in Naples.
- Know the main features of a volcano and how it changes land.
- Compare the differences and similarities of Naples and London.
- Compare data about Naples and London.
Present information about volcanoes in line graphs or bar charts. 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 informationCHALLENGES 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 – ITALY.
- 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?
- Where would you rather live – Naples or London? Use your geographical knowledge to justify your answer.
Art: CREATE A ROMAN MOSAIC
- Compare different Roman mosaics
- Apply their materials and processes to produce a mosaic.
- Combine visual and tactile qualities of materials.
- Develop control of tools and techniques.
- Compare ideas, methods and approaches.
- Say what they think about their own and others’ work.
DIGITAL MEDIA Use an online mosaic generating tool to plan a design for their artwork project http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/mosaic/index.htm
LI: Use painting tools to create images for a purpose
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE:
- Use different and complex approaches for creating a mosaic tile pattern
- Experiment with different techniques – e.g. thickness of paintbrushes/strokes and explain which is best for the purpose.
- LI: Use appropriate templates, layouts, and formatting tools
D.T: MAKE PHOTO FRAMES FOR A PICTURE OF ITALY.
- Understand the effectiveness of triangulation in structures.
- Know that some structures are made stable by having a wide base.
- Disassemble and evaluate familiar products.
- Find ways of making stable structures.
- Investigate ways of strengthening paper.
- Evaluate different methods.
- Implement prior learning about stiffness and stability into design products.
- Evaluate products against original design.
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR THE MORE ABLE
- Use different structures to create photo frames and evaluate how effective they are.Music:
- 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.E
(Please follow the Val Sabin scheme of work)
Games, gymnastics and danceR.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 codeEntitlement 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)Literacy books which link to the topic:
- –Roman myths and legends
- -The Roman Beanfeast
- -Romulus and Remus Maths topic Links: (work to be in topic/Science books)
- Order and compare numbers up to 1000 by looking at a timeline
- Place different civilisations on a timeline based on give years.
- Word problems about the Roman army involving fractions.
- Learn about Roman numerals.
- Apply Roman numeral knowledge to solve puzzles and problems.