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Ketton C of E Primary School

Term 1

Term 1


We start the year with the topic -   Veni, Vidi, Vici! (I came, I saw, I conquered!) This Topic provides opportunities for the Ospreys to become History detectives - exploring the Roman invasion of Britain, Boudicca’s rebellion and Roman buildings and engineering. Our topic will finish with a visit from Portals to the Past who will provide an immersive and inspiring history workshop to consolidate the Osprey’s learning.


We will continue with this historical theme in English by using Jane Considine’s three zones of writing to explore a story set in the Roman era – Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit. It follows the adventures of two children who witness the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii. In the FANTASTICS zone the Ospreys will use the nine lenses of FANTASTICS to analyse the text; in the GRAMMARISTICS zone they will focus on fronted adverbials and apostrophe’s for plural possession in the BOOMTASTICS zone the Ospreys will explore how to use similes and vocabulary associated with the topic effectively. We will also use Jane Considine’s Reading Rainbow to explore our class read, Empire’s End - A Roman Story by Leila Rasheed.


In Maths we will counting like the Romans as we learn about Roman numerals. We will revisit and consolidate place value; add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction; multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using a formal written layout; convert between different units of measure and recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12.

Phew a busy term ahead! Andiamo Ospreys!

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