Heritage Education – Romans


Key Stage; 2
Delivered at; Priory House, Warwick or Kingsbury Water Park nr Sutton Coldfield (Autumn and Spring terms only)
Duration; 3 hours, 10.15am to 2.15pm
Main focus; History, English
Workshop Outline
Investigate Roman domestic life using a collection of original and replica Roman objects. This practical workshop includes handling original Roman objects and recording observations. Learn about what the Romans left behind and how we know this through the work of archaeologists, place names and other pieces of evidence. Handle original Roman pottery and identify different types of pottery and their uses.
Dress up as a Roman in a tunic and toga and find out about the different clothes worn by Roman citizens. Have a go at writing your own Roman letter on wax tablets using a stylus. Did the Romans eat pizza? Play the food game and investigate what food the Romans ate, where in the world it came from and try grinding cumin seeds in a mortarium.

Key Skills Covered

  • Chronological understanding
  • Questioning
  • Interpretation of evidence
  • Group working
  • Understand the significance of Roman settlement on Britain today

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