Overview of topic for the current term

Term: 3 (Winter 2018)

minotaurTerms: 3 and 4

Topic: Ancient Times

Hooks: Roman Day

Class book / Key texts: The Orchard Book of Greek Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean, The Secrets of Vesuvius by Caroline Lawrence

Leading subjects & key curriculum links:

Topic overview term 3 Ancient Times2

mythsDevelopment of values (social, personal, emotional):

As we move into the new year, the year 3 children will be looking at setting goals for themselves. These could be social, personal or emotional. The focus will be on setting realistic goals and how people’s goals can be very different but the value of achieving them is the same.


Travel back in time to the dawn of civilization and prepare to be astounded as we learn about the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and how they still have an impact on our lives today. Hold on to your seats as we encounter some of the marvellous mythological heroes and learn about their battles with the hideous monsters of ancient times. We will even get the chance to put ourselves in their shoes as we write a recount of their adventures. From there, we cross over the seas into Ancient Rome to relive the terrifying times of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius as we all escape from Stabia. After all of these adventures, we will have a day of relaxation in Ancient times, wearing our togas, tasting tantalising delicacies and playing Knucklebones and Tic-Tac-Toe just as the children did in the streets of Rome.

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