Willow class - our years three and four class
We had a fantastic day in St Albans finding out about Roman Verulamium. Here we are in front of a part of the original Roman wall which surrounded the town.
Verulamium was the third most important Roman town in Britain and we were able to experience a little bit of what life might have been like 2000 years ago!
We visited four different 'stalls' which might have been found in the Forum (the Roman marketplace). Visiting the Forum was a social occasion as well as a necessity for shopping. People would be able to catch up on all the latest news and gossip!
Did you know the Romans had underfloor heating?
The floors were supported on pillars and beneath their fancy mosaics, there were spaces which had hot air blown through them from a furnace. This system of heating was called a hypocaust.
Roman Arches and Aqueducts
We have been busy investigating arches and testing which shapes are stronger.
Over the next few weeks we will be having a go at building our own aqueduct so watch this space for further developments!
In our science lessons we have been investigating plants and finding out which conditions are necessary for growth. We have compared seeds and plants and were surprised to discover that seeds do actually grow in the dark!
In maths we have been busy finding out more about measuring.
We have investigated both length and weight, using our skills in reading scales to gather data for our calculations.