Our trip to Wroxeter
To engage in our Emperors and Empires topic we visited the ancient city of Wroxeter. After arriving at school nice and early, we set off in the countryside to see how Romans would have lived in the city. When we arrived, we split into two groups. One group was led by Rob, an expert on Roman life in Wroxeter. He was passionate in telling us everything he knew about the city as well as answering all of our questions. At first, we thought we arrived at Hadrian’s wall but Rob explained it was the bath house and how important it was to Romans. During the tour, he didn’t leave out any detail, including how Romans went to the toilet…
While one group walked around the museum and bath houses, the other group investigated a Roman villa. The villa was rebuilt using only Roman techniques and we were able to see how rich Romans would have lived in the city. The villa was built next to a Roman road which ran through the centre of Wroxeter.
We learnt that Romans would have had shops inside their houses to sell products to people who travelled through the city.
Our Predators Workshop
In September, we were visited by Dave. He has been collecting predators for many years, and he bought some of his collection in to show us. Although some teachers were feeling nervous, we were really brave as we got to meet bearded dragons, hawks, owls, toads and a scorpion. We learnt lots of amazing new facts about predators, and we used all the information we learnt to create our own ultimate predator. One of our favourite facts we learnt was that scorpions glow in the dark if you shine a blue light on them!
Through the Ages Workshop
To bring the topic to life the children time travelled into the past and met Dom. Dom’s clothing was a bit different to what we wear today, which allowed the children to start thinking and acting as though they were alive over 5000 years ago. They learned all about the Stone Age and how they used to live. The children worked as a team to practise their hunting skills to capture the woolly mammoth by surrounding it, and what great team work it was! Dom shared his amazing artefacts with us, which we were allowed to hold.
Some were over 40,000 years old.