This week, Year 4 went on a trip to Murton Park in York and learnt about how Roman soldiers fought thousands of years ago. We dressed up, made oil lamps from clay, wrote in Latin and practised using Roman weapons. We used spears and shields. We had to throw javelins at a target and go and collect them. We also used wooden swords. We had to bang our shield against a bean bag and stab it with the sword. Then we had to pull it back out and hit it with the shield again. Whilst we were doing this, the men that were teaching us pointed out that an invader had arrived. We grabbed our shields and spears and we closed the gate. We didn’t want to let him in. He kept jumping on the gate and pulling faces at us. He was a Celt.
By Reuben and Katie .