Year 3 Roman Trip to Chester



Year 3 Roman Trip to Chester

Earlier this month, Year 3 children spent the day at the Grosvenor museum as part of their study of life in Roman Britain. The day began with a tour of the Roman galleries, where the children enjoyed looking at the many artefacts that have been found in and around Chester since the Roman occupation at fortress Deva, the largest in Britain.

 

They then took part in a Roman workshop, where they tried their hand at working in a Roman kitchen, constructing a hypocaust (central heating Roman style), designing a mosaic floor for the Roman bathhouse and dressing up in Roman costumes, as well as taking on the role of archaeologists and builders. The highlight of the trip for many children was a visit to the amphitheatre wearing Roman armour, where they learnt some of the skills the soldiers would have used in battle.