Welcome to our class page!!
Teacher: Mrs Furniss
TA: Mrs Talbot, Mrs Eagle and Mrs Archer
Welcome to our journey back in time as we discover what happened when the Romans invaded Britain. The Romans came to Britain nearly 2000 years ago and changed our country. Even today, evidence of the Romans being here, can be seen in the ruins of Roman buildings, forts, roads, and baths can be found all over Britain.
The Romans invaded other countries too. The Roman Empire covered much of Europe, north Africa, and the Middle East.
The Romans remained in Britain from 43 AD to 410 AD. That is almost four hundred years (four centuries).
How did Britain become part of the Roman Empire? Find out in this BBC Bitesize video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/z9j4kqt
The Romans, even today, play an important part in our lives. Many of the things we do or have originated from the Romans. Amongst lots of others, here are some of the things that the Romans gave us:-
Our language, the Census, the calendar, Laws & a legal system, straight roads, central heating, concrete & aqueducts.
See if you can find evidence of the Romans in your own home, village or town. There is still the remains of a Roman fort wall in Doncaster! Head to St George's Minster to see if you can find it!
The floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with mosaics, many capturing scenes of history and everyday life. Some mosaics were bought 'off the shelf' as a standard design, while the wealthy villa owners could afford more personalised designs. Some of the finest Roman mosaics in Britain can be seen at Fishbourne Roman Palace and Bignor Roman Villa.
Some of the museums in South Yorkshire contain Roman artefacts in clear displays. Visit Doncaster Museum, Weston Park Museum & Clifton Park Museum.
Why not have a go at making your own mosaic using cut paper, or have a go at this online mosaic maker. http://macropolis.org/banderillas/famosaic/easy.htm
Remember to show us your efforts on Class Dojo!
Year 4 Fun Curriculum Games
We really enjoyed looking at Top Marks Daily 10, and learning how to improve our arithmetic skills. So many of the class wanted the link putting on the web site, so here it is - click on the image of the clock!
You also might want to try some of the other learning games on the Top Marks web site - click on the logo below to go to the menu page.