On Thursday 28th March year 4 went on a trip to Verulamium in St Albans. This was the site of a Roman city over 2000 years ago. At that time, it was the 3rd largest city in Britain.
First we went to visit the mosaic in the park. This was enormous and had a hypocaust (Roman central heating system) underneath – we had learnt all about this in our lessons.
We had a chance to look around the museum and found out about Roman games, homes, cooking, hunting and farming.
After this we did an archaeology workshop. We found out how the Roman site was first discovered in the 1930s and the amazing treasures that they are still uncovering. We then found out about the different rooms in a Roman villa and we were able to look at the artefacts that had been found. We had to use the skills of an archaeologist to work out the different uses for the items on our table.
It was a great day – we learnt so much and had a lot of fun!