ROMAN BRITAIN

National Curriculum Subject Area/s: History, Science, potential for cross-curricular work
Length of session: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Max group size: 32 pupils

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Knowledge and understanding of life in Roman Britain and how the Romans influenced the population of Britain when they invaded
  • Understanding more about the different kinds of materials used by craftsmen
  • Knowledge and understanding of using archaeological evidence to learn about the past
  • Awareness of similarities and differences between life in Roman Britain and today
  • Understanding that objects can give us information about how people lived and worked
  • Improved speaking and listening skills

SESSION OUTLINE

 In this interactive gallery session pupils will discover how the Romans influenced the population of Britain; when they invaded and what they brought with them and what their buildings were like and how they lived.

Activity 1: Life in Roman Britain Pupils will look for evidence in the gallery to find out what the Romans brought to Britain. They will discover more about Roman homes and daily life. They will discuss eating, drinking, lighting, heating and the different materials and technology used.

Activity 2: Evidence from objects Pupils will handle original artefacts to discover more about life in Roman Britain and the materials that were used. They will search the gallery for objects highlighting aspects of daily life and choose an object to record.

Activity 3: Travel and Empire building Pupils will visit the Cast Gallery to look at life-size Roman statues and find out more about how the Romans travelled and conquered the world.

CONTACT US

Contact for Early Years, Key Stage 1 & 2 programmes:
Clare Coleman, Sackler Education Officer: Early Years to Key Stage 2
T: 01865 288077 E: clare.coleman@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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