A Roman Invasion
To conclude their learning on the Romans, Year 4 participated in a fantastic visit from ‘History Into Schools’. The children were able to handle Roman artefacts in the morning and have a go at writing with Roman writing equipment. After break, the children learned how to play a Roman game with counters called ‘Rota’ which they all enjoyed and quickly became very competitive!
In the afternoon, the children met a soldier from the 2nd legion of Augustus who spoke to them about the Roman army. Several children then got to try on some Roman army uniform before experimenting with Roman battle techniques using shields and javelins. The day ended with a number of gladiator battles where children could demonstrate their excellent swordsmanship and shield work.