Year 4

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!

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Essential Questions

How has Hoddesdon changed in the last 200 years?
How do we learn about the past?
What significance has events from the last 200 years had on us today?

Student Reflections

“Overall, the project has been interesting and fun. I loved it!”

“I want to visit the moon like Neil Armstrong. He said ‘One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’”

“My favourite part was when I showed the Mayor of the borough of Broxbourne different artefacts because I think that it’s a great experience to show someone very important around the museum.”

Teacher reflections

“This project has linked well with our focus on developing oracy. Throughout the project I have seen and heard children articulating their ideas more confidently. The children who shared their diaries at the exhibition were both audible and clear”

Exhibition Responses

““It’s brilliant. The children who read their diaries read so clearly and knew so much about the moon landing”

““They know more then me and I was alive then!”