As lower Key Stage 2, we visited Segedunum as part of our topic about the Romans, their invasion and their legacy.
After being delayed on the way there, the children were very excited when we pulled up to the Roman remains and could see a tower overlooking the fort.
As soon as we entered the museum, we were greatly welcomed and given a timetable for the day of all the different activities and areas we could visit. This was a fantastic opportunity, as we were the only school at the museum, therefore the children were allowed to explore every aspect of the fort and museum.
Year 4 were first in the workshop, where they learned all about the invasion, the different Roman soldiers, how to march like a soldier and how to fight like a soldier. The children learned an oath which they then had to repeat whilst marching around the activity room.
As a group, we were then given the opportunity to watch Mr Walton, dress up as a Roman soldier with ring mail, helmets, shields and much more! The
The Year 3’s were given the pleasure of seeing Mrs Quince dress as a Roman soldier, sinking in to the floor as the ring mail became too heavy to carry.
After lunch, it was Year 3’s opportunity to learn about the invasion and the Year 4’s time to explore the Roman fort remains.
The children completed activity books, where they had to follow the Fort Trail and Hadrian’s Wall trail. They were able to find Minerva’s headstone, locate the Roman hospitals and explore the location of Hadrian’s Wall.