Just how much of today’s Britain has been influenced by the Romans? Many of our buildings and how they are heated, the way we get rid of our sewage, the roads we use, some of our wild animals, religion, the words and language we speak, how we calculate distances, numbers and why we use money to pay for goods were all introduced by the Romans.

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Children could research an area from the animation, before presenting their findings to the class. An end of term topic assembly could include all the group’s findings to celebrate their learning to parents. The class could compare imperial measurements with those used by the Romans. Children could research words that have Roman origins. For a challenge, can the children write a story which includes as many of these as possible, or even try to write a sentence in Latin with its translation. Roman architecture could be researched to create junk models of Roman buildings.