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