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Children learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain at the time and the legacy it left us. Other than History, children acquire and practise skills in Art, making Roman busts and mosaics, in D&T, building a chariot and an aqueduct, in Dance and Music, creating a dance/drama of an invasion and of a battle, in English, debating opposition or collaboration, and Geography, understanding the location and extent of the empire.
Be introduced to the Romans. Learn a bit about the history of Rome – legend and fact – and understand where in Europe Rome is, and how the Romans came to extend their influence and create such a large and influential empire.
This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.
Learn the legend of the founding of Rome and create a drama to portray the narrative and the main characters.
Begin to understand how the Roman empire over time had three ruling systems: Kings, Republic and Empire. Debate the merits and downsides of each one.
Identify Rome and Italy on maps of Europe and then identify the areas and countries which became part of the Roman Empire.
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