The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain
Base 5 ~ Seals
Hello and welcome to the Seals homepage!
Our class teacher is Mrs Wood and the wonderful teaching assistants are Miss Zafar and Mrs Garrett.
In Seals, independence and understanding go hand in hand – we embrace mistakes and really begin to learn from them as “the expert in anything was once a beginner”. The children are encouraged to find themselves, their creativity and their love for learning as they embark on their journey into key stage 2.
The aim of our page is to give you an insight into what we are learning about in class each theme along with suggestions of how you can support your child at home. You will be able to access information regarding; weekly homework, times tables, spellings and topics we are studying in class at the moment.
I hope you find this information useful, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Seals team or email Mrs Wood at email@example.com
Reading books and records must be bought into school each day.
Children are expected to read at home – this can be with a more experienced reader that can support them when they need it. Any books or reading that they have done can be added to their reading record, not just the ones from school.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.
Our first PE session is on a Monday morning first lesson – please can children arrive at school in their PE kit ready to begin.
Our second PE session is on a Friday – please can children arrive at school in their school uniform as normal.
Please ensure all clothing and shoes are labelled, as well as bottles and any other belongings the children have with them in school – this is a huge help when items are misplaced!
Value of the Month
The value for this month is equality and we will be understanding what the word means and the importance this value holds in both the school and community. Children will be earning tokens and working towards becoming the Values Champion for the class and be awarded by Mrs Abdulla.
This term we will be focusing on the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will explore how Britain became Britannia, before understanding what the Romans brought to Britain. We will then learn about the Iceni tribe and their revolt against the Romans and the significant role of Boudicca, whilst understanding the attempted invasions and the idea of the “Romanisation” of Britain. Finally, we will learn what led to their falling and the legacy they left behind as we gain a deeper understanding about historical sources.
Our love to read book this half-term is The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, which will support us in answering questions, predicting events, and making inferences.
In Science this term, we will be continuing to explore magnetism and non-contact forces, suspending magnetic items in mid-air under the influence of magnetic forces. The children will test materials for magnetic properties and think about what materials are magnetic. They will describe the properties of a magnet in simple terms and learn about the uses of magnets too.