Block D - Roman entertainment
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.
Explore the ways in which the Romans entertained themselves and others in the empire by holding gladiator fights and chariot racing. Design and build your own chariot and then race it!
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.
Children look at (hopefully in the context of a visit to a museum or Roman site) artefacts from Roman times and think about their function and attributes.
Children investigate a variety of vehicles and understand how they move.
Children understand that wheels and axles can be assembled in different ways.
Children work together and individually to design a chariot, deciding what materials they will use.
Children use variety of tools and materials to create their own chariot.