Willow Newsletter Term 5 – ‘Romans’

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Dear Parents,

I hope you had a lovely Easter break. This term the children will be learning about the life of Romans, focusing on their daily life, school life, the story of Romulus and Remus and Pompeii. The topic will continue throughout term 6 where the children will then learn about the Roman Empire and the impact on Britain. We will be planning a school trip in term 6 to Fishbourne Roman Palace- look out for the letter! This term we will be holding a Roman dress up day.

Reading Please read with your child regularly, even if it is just one page.  Their books and book bags will need to be in everyday for 1:1 reading.  You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in the reading diary but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments book.
Spellings Weekly spellings will be sent out and please keep trying to learn them.
Maths Please continue to work with your child with Mathletics, a task will be set weekly. The children are continuing to learn their times tables and are tested each Friday.

Helping to enrich our topics

It has been really great to have books from home that relate to our topic so if anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work above that we could hear about or borrow, they would be gratefully received.


Please can you make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all jumpers are labelled and bring a coat for the wet weather.

Roman Dress Up Day

This will be held on Wednesday 23rd May- look out for a letter with more details.

Home Learning

We are looking at how Romans used to live and comparing this to our own lives. Can you find out some interesting facts about the Romans and present it in a creative way? You could use some of the websites below to help you.

For example: A PowerPoint about the fashion of the Romans, the sports they enjoyed, the food they ate or the daily life of a child your age.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Axell and Mr Mackarness

Reading at School and at Home

Fossil Websites

Roman Websites

Learning Map