The children in Year 4 had a very special visitor on Wednesday 26th September. To link in with their history topic, pupils were immersed in all things Roman.
Starting the day, the children learnt about key historical figures, significant places, weapons and battle techniques and important dates relating to Roman Britain. After splitting into the three classes, each group participated in themed activities. These included playing a Roman board game called ‘Delta’ which involved sliding counters and scoring points using Roman numerals; learning about and handling real Roman artefacts; and finding out lots of facts as part of a Roman quiz.
In the afternoon, we experienced the thrills and excitement of the Colosseum. This included the procession of the powerful Emperor and his loyal wife into the arena followed by their guards, slaves and a band of musicians playing their instruments and wailing to ward off ghosts and evil spirits. The children enjoyed learning about how gladiators fought, and especially about some of the very strange helmets they wore for their contests. We ended the day by watching our very own gladiators battle each other, showing off their skill and daring before the Emperor decided who would live or die. The children thoroughly enjoyed these experiences and meeting Vulpus. Their excellent learning behaviours during the day were a real credit to them.