Year 4 had a fabulous day on their Spring term trip to Colchester Castle. They adventured into the depths of the castle (the original footprint of the Roman Temple there!), where an expert talked to them about the Roman’s in Britain, when and how they conquered the Celts.
The children spent a few hours in the museum itself, studying the wealth of Roman artefacts and facts on show in in the museum, from pieces of pottery to a hoard of gold jewellery found just yards from the Castle in recent excavations. The clear favourite however in this section were the replica shields used by the Roman army soldiers (which the children loved holding and pretending to be a soldier).
Part of our day allowed Year 4 to build their very own Roman Temple, with a superb display of team work on their part to to build their Temple. To end their day, an additional highlight of their visit day proved to be a visit to the old Castle prison in the depths of the castle, which caused great excitement amongst them all!
The trip proved to be a real springboard for this term’s topic, with a range of facts and new knowledge about all matters Roman being shared by the children over the following days as well as inspiring them with their ongoing learning on this topic.