A Roman Adventure…

On Monday 28th April, Class E went to Chester for a Roman Experience Trip. When we arrived we were given a tour around the Centre. We learnt about what Roman life was like. Topics we studied included being a Roman Soldier, medical ailments and treatments, personal hygiene, food and drink. We were treated to an informative video about life before and after the Roman Invasion … then and now. In the archaeology room we saw vases, coins, keyrings, pottery and other interesting artefacts excavated from digs in Chester! In the Hands On Room we had great fun trying on different Roman outfits, guessing the smell of Roman objects and catapult target practice.
Next we were given the opportunity to train as Roman soldiers with shields, protecting ourselves from an aggressive foam stick attack performed by our teachers and parents!!! In the Amphitheatre Miss Griffin and Mrs O’Neill re-enacted a gladiator fight perfectly. Never one to lose at anything, Mrs O’Neill victoriously won and Miss Griffin lost her head! Sin, sin, sin, dex, sin …. left, left, left, right, left (Roman : dextro – right, sinistro – left) was our chant, marching back to the coach after a long and interesting day in sunny Chester !

By Kara Hurley and Charlie Veevers

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photoMrs O’Neill’s Y3/4 class recently went on an exciting trip to Chester to supplement their current learning about The Roman Empire. Below is a recount – written by Charlie Veevers and Kara Hurley from the class. Hopefully it will inspire you to visit yourself!

Gory Gladiators and Evil Emperors

Miss Magdzinski’s class has been enjoying a week filled with fear, excitement, blood and gore. The year 3 and children have been learning about Romans in history and so in literacy have been writing dramatic stories about Roman gladiator fights. The children have had lots of fun making costumes, weapons and armour and engaging in lots of fun drama activities. The children acted out some exciting gladiator stories using our own outdoor stage area as a Roman Coliseum (a very mini version!) Have a look at the photos whilst listening out for the background story – a super piece of creative writing by Madeline Jones.
Clink on the link below to run the powerpoint (be patient!).

Gladiators