The Romans in Britain - FREE

Block B - Life in Britain before the Romans

Children learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain at the time and the legacy it left us.  Other than History, children acquire and practise skills in Art, making Roman busts and mosaics, in D&T, building a chariot and an aqueduct, in Dance and Music, creating a dance/drama of an invasion and of a battle, in English, debating opposition or collaboration, and Geography, understanding the location and extent of the empire.

Learn about life in Britain before the Romans arrived and how the arrival of the Roman armies affected the Celtic tribes. Take different jobs and roles in a Celtic village. Debate whether to resist or collaborate and create Celtic shields.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Celtic round houses

Study Celtic Round House homes so that we know what life was like in Britain before the Romans came. Create a leaflet to show this.

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02: Village life in Iron Age Britain

Begin to understand the different jobs that people did in a Celtic village before the romans came and make a poster to show this.

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03: Hill forts and tribal wars

Understand how Celtic tribes fought between themselves. Take part in a debate about whether to attack a neighbouring Celtic tribe who have been stealing sheep.