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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.


Topic: Bella Italia 

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Bella Italia

As year 3 consider how we can remove barriers between people to promote peace and happiness, they consider the Romans and how examples of this may be seen – or not. Reference to St Paul’s letters to the Romans is considered in this. The students learn what it was like to Escape from Pompei in Roman times in history they compare the geographical features both physical and human of Italy to the UK and look at the science of where and how plants grow.  Through Design and Technology, they discover the great inventions of the Romans and even begin to design and evaluate some of their own Italian healthy food. Through discovering ways of creating shapes and colour they create Italian inspired art work and compare to the work of the great Italian artist Caravaggio and follow the art pathways to develop their understanding of collage to create their own mosaic patterns. In computing they learn to use their own sways using teams all about ITALY! In music children learn the Dragon Song, which explores happiness and friendship before they too bring the school community happiness by sharing the re-telling of the Easter story, reminding us that God removes all barriers. ​