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Discover Project

Should we always do as we are told?

1. Can you make a British History timeline to find out when in history Roman Britain was?

2. How can I be a historian?

3. Roman's reading comprehension

Choose a challenge (1, 2 or 3), read the text which is a fact file about the Roman's and then answer the questions to show that you have understood what you have read. Remember to check your answers at the end.

4. Can you order these events from the Roman period?

5. How was Rome founded?

  1. Read the story of Romulus and Remus ebook or PDF version
  2. Watch the video of one our brilliant Year 3 children retelling the story.
  3. Can you sequence the events from the story? There are three challenges to choose from.

          Challenge 1- put the words and pictures in order

          Challenge 2- put the pictures in order and then the words

          Challenge 3- put the pictures in order and write your own words to retell the story.

The Story of Romulus and Remus.mp4

Still image for this video

6. Where did the Roman Empire begin?

  1. Go through the PowerPoint 'Who were the Romans?'
  2. Go through the PowerPoint 'The Spread of the Roman Empire'
  3. Colour the map to identify areas covered by the Roman Empire. Use the PDF World Map to help you.
  4. If you don't have access to a printer don't worry. You could write down a list of all of the countries that made up the Roman Empire into your home learning exercise book instead.

7. Who was Julius Caesar?

  1. Go through the PowerPoint 'Julius Caesar Task Setter'
  2. Add two of your own questions to the 'Julius Caesar research worksheet'. Don't worry if you don't have access to a printer, you could draw something similar into your home learning exercise book.
  3. Read the PPT 'All about Julius Caesar' and use the web links to answer your research questions.
  4. Write an information page into your home learning exercise book with the title 'Who was Julius Caesar?'. This could be a single or double page spread.
  5. Use your research questions to help you to organise your work under subheadings and to form paragraphs of information.

8. What was life like in the Roman Army?

1. Watch the BBC Bitesize class clips- 'Roman Army', 'Life as a Roman Soldier' and 'What was everyday life as a Roman Solider like?'

2. Follow the link to the BBC Bitesize website to find out what life was like in the Roman army.

3. Complete the Roman Soldier worksheet. Don't worry if you don't have access to a printer. You could draw this instead into your home learning exercise book.

4. Just for fun- why not use the template for making your own paper solider.

9. Who invaded Britain and when?

1. Watch the BBC Bitesize class clip- 'Why did Julius Caesar come to Britain?’ 
2. Use ‘The Roman Invasion of Britain’ PPT to find out more about the different attempts that were made to invade Britain.
3. Complete ‘The Roman Invasion of Britain’ worksheet to show what you have understood. There are three different challenges to choose from, you only need to complete one. Don't worry if you don't have access to a printer. You could write the answer to each question into your home learning exercise book.

10. Who was Boudicca and why was she important?

1. Open the web link 'Who was Boudicca?’ 
2. Use the ‘Why was Boudicca important?' PPT to find out Boudicca.
3. Complete the ‘Boudicca storyboard’ worksheet. There are three different challenges to choose from, you only need to complete one.

  • Challenge 1- draw pictures to go with each part of the story.
  • Challenge 2- cut out the written parts of the story and stick in the correct order on the storyboard. Then draw a picture to go with each part of the story.
  • Challenge 3- create your own storyboard with text and pictures.
The PPT presentation for this lesson is too large to upload to the website but can be found in the files on Teams. If you do not have access to the files on Teams please email workqueries@berryhill.notts.sch.uk to request this resource.
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