In the Autumn term we learn about the UK and the Romans. Children will name and locate countries and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers) and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time. During the Romans we will investigate the timeline of the Roman Empire, the Roman invasion of Britain, Boudicca's rebellion and what the Romans did for us today. Included in this term is a trip to Hooke Court. In Science children will learn about humans develop into old age and living things and their habitats.
During this term we are learning about Europe and Ancient Greece. When learning about Ancient Greece, we will investigate the Greek gods, the Greek alphabet and how it has influenced our language today and Greek architecture. This topic will be linked to our literacy work on Greek myths and legends, in particular The Odyssey. As part of our Europe topic, children will locate countries and major cities in Europe and will investigate and compare key physical and human features. In Science children will learn about earth and space and forces.
Our topic for the first half term is Crime and Punishment. Children will investigate how this has changed over the years. In the final half term, children will learn about rivers from around the world, comparing the industries and settlements situated along the rivers. We will also look at how the rivers are used for leisure and the types of plants and creatures that live in them, including a visit to the River Mole.