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Year 3 & 4 Roman explorers

Here are our Year 3 and 4 pupils showing off their fantastic ‘explorer’ half term homework on the Romans. They produced all sorts of work,  from shields to mosaics, powerpoints to factfiles. They even managed to make some mouth-watering Roman recipes. The Roman topic was followed up with a great visit this week to Norwich Castle Museum, where the children spent some happy hours immersed in Roman life and artefacts.  Read about this visit and see more photos on Friday’s blog post!



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Years 3 and 4 meet some ‘Real Romans’

On Tuesday Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Norwich Castle, where they travelled back in time to the Roman period. The pupils met a Roman soldier, complete with armour and weapons, and even had a go at performing in a Roman battle. They met an Iceni tribe member and understood how and why the Iceni’s way of life was different to that of the Romans. The pupils handled some real Roman objects and were able to categorise them and see how they compared with present-day objects. The Roman toilet paper was a real source of amusement!

The children had great fun making an Iceni torc (necklace) and looked at some real ones  in the castle’s display cabinets. The day really enhanced the pupil’s understanding of our current Romans history topic and all the boys and girls enjoyed the day immensely.  See the complete gallery of pictures from the day here. Look out for  a photo of the children’s fabulous holiday homework on Romans on the blog on Sunday.


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Year 4 meet some ‘Real Romans’

Year 4 recently visited Norwich Castle for a Roman and Iceni Workshop. We were able to look at Roman clothing and coins; we even met some ‘Real Romans’  – a soldier and a tax collector!

We handled ancients object from Roman times and had to work out what they were used for.There were also characters dressed up as Iceni villagers. We acted out the different jobs the Iceni would have had to do.

The Iceni taught us what torcs were and we made our own in a craft activity. The Roman Soldier taught us about life in the Roman Army – he had real weapons, they were very heavy and he was rather scary!

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My favourite part of the day was when we learnt about the Iceni because it was fascinating and fun!’ Laila Oarton

‘My favourite part was meeting all the charcters’ Skyla-Grace Manning.

’I liked it when we had to vote for the Iceni or the Romans. In the end the Romans arrested the Celts – I felt very sorry for them’ Tabby Cook

‘When we were watching the play, I said to Mrs Sinclair that a Roman would come through the door and it actually happened!’ Leoni Elvy