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Autumn - Raiders and traders!

We are going on an adventure through time to find out more about the different groups of people who helped to shape Britain,  from the Iron Age with Ancient Britons to the Viking and Anglo-Saxons. Our enquiry question that we will be thinking about is "Who were the best invaders?"

We will begin our journey through time exploring items and artefacts. A trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace will teach us about the lives Ancient Britons led, including any legacies they left behind. Stories about Rome and Roman times will inspire creative writing and offer children the opportunity to empathise with the characters from that time. We will think about the UK's place in Europe and the changes to empires over time. We will experience Celtic artwork and Roman pottery-making and learn to cook and dance like a Viking. We will have some mysterious Viking visitors along the way and learn all about their longboats.

In Science, we will look at our vital internal organs as well as exploring how sound travels to a key external organ - the ear.

This year in our music lessons we will learn to play the violin, delivering two showcases to parents over the course of the year. 

Questions we'll be asking:

  • Where is the UK?
  • What is the history of our country?
  • Who invaded when?
  • How did they create Roman pots?
  •  What was life like at Fishbourne Roman Palace?
  • If you met an Ancient Briton, what would you ask him or her?
  • What was the same and different about our invaders?