St Andrew's C of E (VA) Primary


Romans Festival

On Thursday, Year 4 went on a trip to St Alban's Cathedral where we ventured back in time to learn about the Romans. 


The class was first greeted by an imposing Roman soldier. They got to hear first-hand about what it takes to become a soldier in the Roman army.


Following this, we were taken on a Romans walking trail. The children were able to learn a lot about the history of the cathedral and St Alban. The children also had a chance to re-enact the story of St Alban, some of them making very scary soldiers!



Next, we learnt more about Roman soldiers, in particular their armour. The children learnt the Latin names for the different parts of the armour and had the chance to try on and hold replicas. 

We also were able to work on our archaeology skills by taking part in a blanket dig, where we uncovered artefacts that told us about the past. 

Finally, we ended our day with a Roman dinner party! We learnt a lot about the food eaten by Romans in Britain. We also had a chance to make and taste some popular Roman dishes such as herb puree and dried fig cakes.

Thank you to the parent volunteers for their wonderful help! We had a great time and have a lot of new knowledge that will really help with our learning in History.