Roman Britain

Roman Britain is a familiar topic on the primary curriculum and links chronologically to the Stone Age to Iron Age topic as well as the Saxons and Vikings.  The focus is upon invasion, conquest, rebellion and Romanisation.

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  • Podcast: Roman Britain

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    An HA Podcasted History of Roman Britain featuring Guy de la Bédoyère.

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  • The End of Roman Britain

    Article

    Writing poems in the KS2 literacy hour about the Saxon destruction of a Roman town. (These resources are attached below) Children studied an artist's picture of a bustling Roman market place. The class developed ideas about the Saxon impact upon the town by studying a contemporary Saxon poem, The Ruin,...

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  • The Roman army: Spy!

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    The year 5/6 class visited Julius Caesar's camp before he invaded Britain in 55 BC. I wanted the children to get a clear and full picture of what the Roman army was like, before we worked on Caesar's short-lived invasions of 55 and 54 BC and the Claudian conquest of...

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  • Caesar lands

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    The class had a clear objective - an understanding of Julius Caesar's landing in Britain, using Caesar's own account in translation. This meant that the pupils had to understand a difficult and challenging text. (These resources are attached below) To engage the pupils we used visualisation, breaking into the text...

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  • Dramatising Boudicca and the Celts

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    Please note: this article pre-dates the current National Curriculum and some content and links are outdated. The story of Boudicca lends itself equally well to both history and drama. As a key part of work on ‘The Romans', it is an example of how history and drama when used together can contribute to...

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  • Citizenship: The Romans in Britain study unit

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    The english government has identified History in the national curriculum as one of the main vehicles for citizenship education. However, even if various issues in History exemplify citizenship concepts, learning about them during history lessons will not be sufficient to make the learning ‘citizenship education’. We have to move on...

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  • Primary History 45

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    Citizenship through the English National Curriculum's The Romans in Britain Study, consigning history to the history books, introducing history into the KS1 curriculum; a view from the classroom, setting up a classroom museum, bringing the Romans to life, teaching famous people at Key Stage 1, Story and developing children's minds,...

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  • Working with Boudicca texts - contemporary, juvenile and scholarly

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    Please note: this article was written before the the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may now be outdated. Robert Guyver describes a model for teaching Boudicca’s rebellion to pupils aged 7 to 13. Drawing on the tradition of critical source evaluation, he nonetheless shuns aspects of that tradition in favour of...

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