ROMANS IN A DAY

Romans in a Day is packed full of information, making it the perfect way to begin your topic work and give your pupils a wow starter for the term!

Across a full school day children work with a practitioner to learn all about life in Ancient Rome. Your pupils will use games, activities and songs to bring this fascinating historical period to life learning about the story of Romulus and Remus, slaves, plebeians, senators and, of course, Julius Caesar!

All of our History in a Days encourage children to become more curious about the history of the UK and the wider world. Our scripts are written to encourage enquiry and discussion and allow children to develop chronological knowledge, as well as contextual understanding of how people lived and survived and the impact of historical periods on how we live today.

LEARN AND PRESENT:

For one class of pupils. A fun, immersive day with a performance!

A Learn and Present day is a fun and engaging day that really motivates your pupils  to learn and discover. They’ll spend a full day with one of our talented practitioners, they’ll participate in drama activities, play games, sing songs, and have loads of fun – all while learning about the Romans.  Across the day they’ll explore what life was like for The Romans – their invasions, inventions and innovations!

At the end of the day the class present their learning as a performance which is packed with information and facts. The performance is developed by the class across the day and is a huge achievement for them all.  They present with music, costumes and props to an invited audience of parents and to the rest of the school.  It’s loads of fun and the chance to share their learning helps to make the experience memorable and meaningful for pupils.

EXPLORE:

For up to 4 classes of pupils. An action-packed day of workshops for up to 140 children.

The Explore format is perfect for larger schools as it gives you up to 4 x 60 minute workshops in one school day (you can also do 2 workshops in a day – splitting the day into morning and afternoon.)  Each class works on the topic, learning historical information, facts and figures.  They also spend time thinking about how life for The Romans was different from our lives today and about the impact Roman history has had on the modern world. All learning is delivered through drama games and activities which makes the session fun and accessible to all.

You can also build an EXPLORE day with 4 different topics based on the needs of each class. Pick and Mix your topics from across our wide range of options.

 

Key learning in the Romans in a Day:

– Life for Roman people, focusing on the beginning of democracy.
– The categorisation of Roman people – slaves, plebeians and senators – and what each was able (or unable) to do.
– Roman hierarchy – with a focus on Julius Caesar.
– The story of Romulus and Remus.
– Roman inventions – and their impact on the UK.
– Key dates.

“It was fantastic! The children have only just started the topic and they learnt lots today about the Romans class system, Julius Caesar and Romulus and Remus. The children also learnt lots about teamwork and confidence and performance skills – all whilst gaining knowledge of their new topic. 10/10.” Gemma Crook, Clarendon Road Primary, Salford.