On Friday, Year 4 went back in time to the Roman city of Verulamium where we began our day with a visit to the Verulamium Museum. The children took part in a session where we were able to handle both real and replica artefacts to help us picture Roman daily life, from buildings, to cooking and personal hygiene. We discussed what items were used for and that we still use a version of many of these Roman inventions today.
We were then able to investigate further by taking in the museum, sectioned into recreated rooms of different aspects of life such as Making a LIving, Merchants and Markets, Rites and Recreation as well as examining the beautiful mosaics.
After a well deserved lunch, we walked to the site of the impressive Roman theatre where we discussed the events that may have taken place there before looking at the site of shops and a townhouse. Next, we walked up through the park trying to imagine that under our feet was were the ruins of an entire city! Finally, we saw the Hypnocaust with its amazing mosaic which was part of 2000 year old underfloor heating system!
We were lucky to have such a sunny day to explore, and the children did Alban Wood proud by showing impeccable behaviour throughout the day. Needless to say, everyone was shattered by the time we got on the coach and there was much snoozing on the journey home!