Unfortunately we weren't able to get out this afternoon when we became Roman soldiers due to the rain, although I doubt this would have stopped real Roman soldiers! But this didn't stop us from marching and preparing to face an enemy.
Later we made an Onager (a Roman catapult) and had a competition to see which one could throw a piece of clay the furthest and was therefore the best one. We put our science investigation knowledge to good use here as children identified the need for a fair test. Mrs Hayter's Onager fired the clay 10cm, which she thought was quite good until one team fired the clay 81cm! Boo hoo Mrs Hayter but well done the winning team!
2/5/2015 01:31:36 pm
I have had a great day . Really want to do this again.
3/5/2015 02:48:12 am
That was such an amazing day. It was so squashed inside of those shields.The catapults were so much fun.I can`t wait to do some more
6/5/2015 12:12:14 pm
I'm pleased you enjoyed this history work Ava. Can you remember why the Romans hid behind these shields?
5/5/2015 08:21:58 am
I loved what we did, i thought it was amazing when we had to protect ourselves from getting hit by beanbags. We had real fun attacking each other too.
5/5/2015 09:06:59 am
I really liked doing the testudo and building the catapults. That day was super fun! I can't wait to do something like that again.
6/5/2015 12:13:17 pm
It was a super afternoons work on Romans Thomas. Can you remember any of the other weapons the Romans used?
7/5/2015 04:43:50 am
It was really fun doing the testudo. Espically, when i got too ckuck beanbags at them and protect myself from beanbags. Making the onagers was also fun even though mine didn't go far it was fine because it was a fun lesson.
7/5/2015 09:09:43 am
We used card for the shields and bean bags to throw at the shields. The bean bags were supposed to be arrows and it was fun.
8/5/2015 04:21:14 am
I like the testudo pictures.How can a small caterpult go so far.
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