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Holy Cross Federation

Runcton Holme C of E Primary

Learning Together for Life

Class 2 - Norwich Castle Musuem - 17th May 2017

Today the children from both Runcton Holme and Wormegay set off to visit the Norwich Castle Museum. The aim of the visit was to learn about the Romans and the Iceni.  The main reason for the visit was explore the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain. The day is some twenty years after Boudicca’s revolt both Roman and Iceni alike reflect back on the battle.

The children were split into their groups and went off to take part in different activities.  A group of children were to meet a Roman soldier who explained what it was like to be a Roman soldier. Afterwards the children had the opportunity to compare different objects from the Roman period with similar objects from the present day.

While this was happening other children went on to meet an Iceni tribe member, who explained what life was like living in the shadow of the Romans. They were to learn how life was very different as an Iceni compared to the Romans.

After lunch the children went off to learn more about the life of a soldier. Some had the opportunity to try out the armour for size and comfort. After this the children had some instruction on how to protect their leader from the Iceni tribes, learning how to use battle formations using the very large shields, at times bigger than some of them.  Each child got to make an Iceni necklace called a torc, which they took home at the end of the day. To finish the children had a tour of the Museum to see artefacts from the Roman period in Norfolk.

The children enjoyed learning about some of the ancestor’s native to Norfolk and how they shaped the past. They were able to make connections with what life was like and how different it was living in the way the Iceni had to in order to survive. This visit went on to reinforce the learning experiencing the children went on the do in the classroom.

Miss Winters

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/index.htm

Today the children from both Runcton Holme and Wormegay set off to visit the Norwich Castle Museum. The aim of the visit was to learn about the Romans and the Iceni.  The main reason for the visit was explore the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain. The day is some twenty years after Boudicca’s revolt both Roman and Iceni alike reflect back on the battle.

The children were split into their groups and went off to take part in different activities.  A group of children were to meet a Roman soldier who explained what it was like to be a Roman soldier. Afterwards the children had the opportunity to compare different objects from the Roman period with similar objects from the present day.

While this was happening other children went on to meet an Iceni tribe member, who explained what life was like living in the shadow of the Romans. They were to learn how life was very different as an Iceni compared to the Romans.

After lunch the children went off to learn more about the life of a soldier. Some had the opportunity to try out the armour for size and comfort. After this the children had some instruction on how to protect their leader from the Iceni tribes, learning how to use battle formations using the very large shields, at times bigger than some of them.  Each child got to make an Iceni necklace called a torc, which they took home at the end of the day. To finish the children had a tour of the Museum to see artefacts from the Roman period in Norfolk.

The children enjoyed learning about some of the ancestor’s native to Norfolk and how they shaped the past. They were able to make connections with what life was like and how different it was living in the way the Iceni had to in order to survive. This visit went on to reinforce the learning experiencing the children went on the do in the classroom.

Miss Winters

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle/index.htm