May 2015


As an introduction to our history topic on the Romans, the year 3,4 and 5 children visited St. Albans, formally known as Verulamium, which was one of the main cities in the country over 2000 years ago.
We visited the hypocaust which was the former home of a rich Roman family and contained the equivalent of our central heating system with channels running under the floor which were used to heat the room. The floor itself was decorated with a very intricate tiled mosaic pattern.  
lunch After an important meal stop we spent some time examining some artefacts from the Roman times. artefacts 1.
artefacts 2artefacts 3
The children were challenged to work out the purpose of the items, some of which were more obvious than others.
To finish the visit we walked around the museum finding many interesting facts and also some pretty gruesome ones.
museum 1   museum 2   museum 3
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