In this History based topic, we discover what life in Britain was like before the Roman invasion and some of the changes that resulted from the Roman invasion. We will discover more abour Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC, the Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army. We study the successful invasion by Claudius and British resistance through our look at the life of Boudica. We study the ‘Romanisation’ of Britain, looking particularly at the impact of technology, culture and beliefs, including early Christianity
In this hands-on workshop, we we covered a number of the History National Curriculum objectives including The Roman Empire and the power of its army, the Invasion and conquest by Claudius, British resistance by Boudicca and the ‘Romanisation’ of Britain: the impact of technology, culture and beliefs, including early Christianity. The day was led by Chris McGrath. The children took part in activities such as building a Roman crane and aqueduct and handling artefacts of domestic life including foods, Roman toys, and making cosmetics.