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Here come the Romans!

Last Friday was ‘Roman Day’ for Form IV! Everyone made lots of effort and dressed up as Roman citizens or soldiers.

‘I was dressed as an emperor, Patrick was dressed as a Roman soldier, Rhyttik was dressed as a Roman emperor and I was quite surprised no one was dressed as a centurion!’ Isaac

We wrote some brilliant Roman acrostic poems, we also learned what Roman numerals mean and we tried to crack some codes in maths’. Jacob

In the afternoon, we had our Roman Feast! We weren’t allowed seconds at lunch, so we could tuck into our feast.

‘We got to lie on our side! Everything was very yummy!’ Millie

We drank grape juice out of wine glasses and we were all very full by the end! 

Our Visit to Verulamium

On Tuesday, Form IV had another exciting Roman themed day, as we went to the Verulamium museum in Saint Albans! The museum contains artefacts from the Roman city of Verulamium, which was situated very close to modern day Saint Albans.

‘I loved everything at the Verulamium, particularly when we had to label ancient artefacts!’ William

We were allowed to handle some ancient Roman building materials, tableware and kitchen equipment. We were good at guessing what the different items were and how they were used. We were all very careful and afterwards some of us also got to try on authentic Celtic and Roman clothes!

We then had lunch and afterwards went to go and see the ‘Hypocaust’. We discovered this was a Roman under floor heating system and we were surprised at how sophisticated the Romans were! We also really enjoyed finding the mistake in the mosaic floor.

All in all, we had two fantastic days learning more about the Romans. All the children gained lots of knowledge through a range of fun activities. Well done, Form IV!

By Miss Withers and children from Form I