Your children should be in for a really exciting year full of interesting topics such as the Ancient Greeks, volcanoes and the Romans. Look at the curriculum overview on this page for more details on the year ahead. This block, the theme is Through the Roman Keyhole, where we will explore the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. This then ties in with the class text which is The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence. This book is the first in a series that follows the journey of Flavia Gemina as she tries to solve mysteries.