Manor Primary School turned into a battleground as children in Year 4 put into practise what they have been learning this term about the Roman invasion of the British Isles.
They have been finding out how the Roman Empire spread across Europe with their army, eventually invading Britain.
Two Year 4 classes have studied the Romans’ strategy and tactics, designed and made their own shields and finally staged their own showdown between the defending Celts and advancing Roman soldiers.
Both sides practised Roman army formations such as the Tortoise and Wedge.
A more gruesome aspect of the learning journey, Roman Remains, is to come as the children will dissect ‘Roman Poo’ to discover what Romans ate and how our digestive systems work.
They will also be visiting Fishbourne Roman Palace, the remains of the largest Roman home in Britain, and having a Roman banquet back at school.
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