"An excellent, exciting workshop that fitted the objectives of the 2014 curriculum topic of ‘Roman Britain’ perfectly. "
y4 teacher, Liverpool
A SLICE OF ROMAN BRITAIN IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR SCHOOL
Resources for this KS2 Romans lesson plan:
Many of the resources such as the photopacks will be suitable for this lesson - visit the 'planning' home page here.
Relevance to Roman section of 2014 National Curriculum for History:
Everything stated in the Roman Britain section, dependent on the extent of each pupil’s own project work.
Pupils will learn ..
About all aspects of Roman Britain as per their own project work.
This final free KS2 Romans lesson plan gives pupils an opportunity to research a specific aspect of Roman Britain and time should be given (i.e. another one or two lessons) for them to works on this, unless it is being given as a half term project.
Main lesson activity: project work
Discuss what kind of media the pupils can include in their project e.g. pictures, writing, a drama, artwork, then allow time each week for pupils to work on it.
Presentation of projects in one of the following suggested ways:
To classmates at front of class
In the form of a large project book for the whole class
As a school assembly
Possible extensions and other activities:
As per the other KS2 Romans lesson plan in this pack, the wide open nature of the task means there are many opportunities for follow on activities and extension work.
Lesson introduction: Project introduction / What do you want to research?
Explain to pupils that they will be doing either individual or joint projects on one aspect of Roman Britain. Here are some suggested topic areas:
Roman construction methods (e.g. roads, forts, Hadrian’s wall)
A roman army soldier, kit and equipment
Roman Latin language and place names
The Roman empire outside of Britain
Any other area of Roman Britain they can think of
When the topic has been decided, allow pupils time to do initial research (making notes from books and the internet instead of printing off web pages).