We have had a busy summer term in Year 3, learning all about the Romans. We started the term by learning the story of how Rome began. We had a lot of fun retelling the story of Romulus and Remus, particularly in Enrichment, where we designed and created a puppet show. We also learned about the important people in the Roman times, such as Julius Caesar and how he helped to shape the world as we know it. As well as looking at famous Romans, we discovered some of the things the Romans built. We learned about aqueducts and what they were used for. We then had a go at designing and building our own aqueducts, learning how the Romans used arches to support their structures and to save materials. We learned all about the town of Pompeii and how it was destroyed by a volcano. We have written our own stories about the volcano, using the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ to help us. We also had a go at recreating a volcanic eruption in Enrichment. In Science, our topic was plants. We tested the best conditions to grow flowers and we dissected a flower.