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Shipham Church of England First School

Autumn Term


Emperors and Empires

Class Trip To Caerleon Roman Fortress




What will we be learning about?


  • Founding of Ancient Rome
  • Growth and expansion of the Roman Empire
  • Roman Army
  • First invasions of Britain
  • Roman conquest
  • Boudicca’s resistance
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Roman roads


Our Writing Focus


In English, we will be writing biographies for Roman Emperors and letters about what it is like to live in Roman Britain. We will also be looking at Roman myths and planning our own.


We will be reading two texts by Terry Deary - the author of Horrible Histories - 'The Goose Guards' and 'The Fatal Fire'.