Roman Diary: The Journey of Iliona
This half term our class text will be ‘Roman Diary – Journey of Iliona’ by Richard Platt, through which the children will gain an insight into Roman life through the eyes of a slave girl. Our English work will focus on developing our diary and letter writing skills. We will immerse ourselves in a rich variety of diary entries, discussing the structure and vocabulary used, included tense, and emotive language. We will continue to work on drafting our work, offering improvements both to our own work and others, this will help the children’s editing and proofreading skills. We will further our knowledge of the Roman times by reading a range of non-fiction books and use these to write non-chronological reports about the Romans, linking closely to our humanities work.
Helping at home:
Providing regular opportunities for your child to practise spellings will help support your child’s English work in school. I have attached the year three and four spelling list for you to support your child with, however recapping year two spellings may also prove useful.
Reading regularly with your child will also help your child’s spoken literacy, having a mix of reading to your child, hearing your child read and asking your child book-based questions will help develop their love of reading and reading comprehension skills.