Year 4 embark on Roman Day adventure

Year 4 were transformed into Romans for the day on Wednesday 3 October, as the children dressed up and learnt all about different aspects of Roman life.

The Year 4 soldiers and roman citizens participated in a range of activities that included: a roman dance, making a laurel headband, learning about the roman number system, constructing a mosaic and learning about the different foods that were eaten at a banquet, all before having their own roman feast at lunchtime.

The pupils in Year 4 have written about their Roman adventures and what they got up to:

"One of the first activities was learning how to perform a Roman dance. We were lucky enough to have Head of PE, Mr Turner, teach us some Roman moves and explain how Romans lived, how they built things and what it was like when they went to war. The music was very loud and fast and we worked together in small groups to come up with a special dance which showcased the ways of a Roman. It was a lot of fun!

We then learnt about the different Roman symbols that represented numbers and we had to use these to crack a hidden code before playing games such as snap and a number puzzle. 

We also discovered that the Romans ate some very unusual things at their banquets, such as rotten fish guts and flamingo brains. Yuck! We made our own Roman menus and then made them look old by staining them with tea bags. At lunchtime, it was time for our own feast on long tables in the lunchroom, as we tried a selection of different foods including figs, grapes and honey soaked bread.

After lunch it was time to get creative. The mosaics we designed were very colourful but also very messy, getting glue everywhere, including on some people’s heads. It took time to put all of the tiles together, but once we had managed to do this they looked very beautiful. The laurel headbands were made by putting leaves onto strips of card and then decorating them, you had to make sure you had enough leaves, and everyone looked brilliant with their headbands on.

Overall, we had a great day and we wish every day could be a Roman Day, Roman life is so different to our life today."

23 October 2018

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