ARGHHHH! What a day today has been. By 8:40 this morning the playground had been invaded by a Romans and Lawford Mead had gone back in time! We are sure throughout the day you heard us roar during the different activities that we have been up to.

Luckily, we spent the day with a Roman who gave us an insight into life as a Roman, especially Roman Soldiers.


In preparation for battle, soldiers were required to form a tight order whilst holding their shield and spear. They would then march in unison in correspondence with the leader who would give further instructions and demands. This required the soldiers to listen VERY carefully or the may end up loosing their life. We even went outside and practised marching like roman soldiers and created a tortoise formation with our shields, while the adults in our class threw beanbags at us.

For part of the day we explored and sampled Roman food.  They ate foods that were very basic and available easily e.g. Flour that was made into porridge, honey, cheese, grapes and walnuts. Food was very different for the rich, and some examples of their food include: pickled snake, rats claws in apple juice and stuffed hog dressed with pâté! We used this information to  create a menu inviting guests to attend a dinner party. Would you like to attend a dinner party like this?

Have you had a good day today? Tell us what your favourite part of today was?

Who  can tell me- what is the difference between a Gladyius and a Gladiator?

Miss Baghurst & Miss Smith

PS- As you can see from the photographs,  the year fours were dressed in fantastic Roman attire so a big well done to the children (andparents) for your efforts!img_3721 img_3766 img_3790 img_3849

13 comments on “ROARING ROMANS!

  • Mrs Grimsey says:

    Wow! what a great day we all had today and the children looked fantastic in their outfits.

  • J Webb says:

    My favourite part was when we walked out onto the playground with our shields and spears and the teachers threw beanbags at us when we made a tortoise with our shields.

    • Emily H says:

      Jessica Webb my favourite part was walking down the hall with the visitor banning
      The drumm and people thinking what are they doing?

  • My favourite part of the day was when we all marched done the staris and the roman an kept shouting commands and every body kept staring out their class

  • Haniya says:

    A gladius is a sword that the Romans used in battle and a gladiator is a roman soldier that mostly fought in arena.

  • Haniya says:

    I Wonder what the Roman slaves did when they ripped the claws off the rats..what if they survived? Its a roman mystery..!

    • Katrina says:

      Me too! Oh wait… That already happened for me but not you past Haniya! Enjoy your Greek day Haniya in the past.


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