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Term 4

The Romans and States of Matter


This term our topic is 'The Romans in this locality', we will be taking an in depth look at the influence the Roman Empire had on Britain and the mark it left on our world today. Some of the skills the children will be developing this term include:

  • Establish a timeline of events of the conquest up to the defeat of Boudicca. 

  • Use artefacts to ask questions about a source. 

  • Use secondary texts to research about life in Roman Britain. 

  • Evaluate the usefulness of the secondary source and reliability (eg: not from Wikipedia). 

  • Debate impressions and interpretations made by artists on their reliability. 

  • Use knowledge to research to create own visual interpretations of locations from the past. 


Our topic in Science this term is, 'States of matter' and this will involve the skills that include:

- Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. 

- Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)  

- Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature. 

- Demonstrate different foods melting. Observe and record how long butter, chocolate and whipped cream take to melt. Measure the temperatures as the solids are heated using a thermometer (adult demonstration 


Our book we are reading this term is 'Queen of Darkness' by Tony Bradmen.

The story follows Rhianna and Eleri who find themselves in the middle of a frightening military campaign, the brutality leading Rhianna to question Boudica's humanity. Children can travel back two thousand years to a very different Britain and experience the clamour of battle in this immersive historical tale.

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