The Roman Empire

This page contains curriculum information for the coming term. Please support your child where you can. If you would like more information, please get in touch.

Many thanks,

Mrs Williams and Miss Holden

The pupils will receive every week:

  • A piece of reading homework
  • A spelling list
  • A piece of maths homework
  • A piece of talk homework

It is also important that you hear your child read on a regular basis, ideally this would be for a  minimum of 10 minutes a day. Please record when you have heard your child read in their reading  record book.

Reading book are changed on Fridays.

We would like the children to complete a homework project this half term based on our topic of Ancient Egypt The homework can be in any form that interests your child, for example it could be art work, a piece of writing or a PowerPoint.

We look forward to seeing what they produce.



The Diary of Iliona 

Iliona never imagined that her sea voyage from Greece to Egypt would lead her to Rome. But when her ship is boarded by pirates, that's where she ends up - as a slave. Separated from her brother, Apollo, Iliona is soon at the whim of her owners, and the chance of regaining freedom seems like a distant dream.



During the summer term the pupils explore 'Roman Diary: The Journey of Iliona'. 

Iliona never imagined that her sea voyage from Greece to Egypt would lead to Rome, but when she is captured by pirates and auctioned off as a slave, that's where she lands. Readers are invited to view the wonders of Rome through Iliona's eyes--the luxury, the excess, and the politics.

The text helps to deepen the children's understanding of the Roman topic and also consolidate their understanding of the reading skills they have developed this year in preparation for Year 4.




The Writing genres are: 

- Playscripts

- Biographies

- Balanced Argument



The children recap their understanding of the Greeks by creating a playscript of a Greek myth.

The children write a biography of David Attenborough after studying how to protect the environment.

As part of the Roman topic, the children consider reasons for and against joining the Roman army and write a balanced argument. 





The final Maths topics in Year 3 are: Fractions

- Money

- Time 

- Shape

- Statistics



The White Rose website: 

There are lots of videos to support at home with strategies.



Our final Science topics are:

- Plants



The children consolidate their understanding of plants already developed from edible playgrounds and study the different parts of plants and the requirements for them to grow. 

Art - Roman Shields and Sandals

The children study the symbolism on Roman shields and then recreate this style for their own shield which they then use to recreate army formations on the playground.

Also, the children study the design of Roman sandals, before sketching, planning and creating their own. 

Music - Recorders

The children return to the recorders after developing their understanding of this subject in Autumn Term. 


History - Battles, Beliefs and Buildings

The pupils study the Roman soldiers and their formations and compare these to what they discovered in their Greek topic. The children also study the unsuccessful  and successful attempts by the Roman army to invade Britain. 

Spanish - Little Red Riding Hood

The children read and study the key vocabulary required to retell the story of the Little Red Riding Hood. 


Design Technology - Sewing

The children research, plan, design and make their own Roman purse to hold their earnings from the army.

Geography - Volcanoes

In this term the children focus on volcanoes, they name the different parts of volcanoes and the layers of the Earth.





The children recreate army formations outside.