Primary History KS2: The Romans

The topics covered in these audio clips include the invasion of Britain, Julius Caesar, Roman gods and goddesses, Roman buildings, Roman roads, Boudicca and resistance to Roman rule, Roman food, Roman games and the legacy of the Romans in Britain. There is also a collection of songs about the Romans - called Rocking Romans! - which will help pupils to consolidate their learning.

Roman characters

Find out about a typical day in the lives of a Roman centurion, a slave and a Roman lady.

The Centurion
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The Slave
audio
The Lady
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The life of Boudicca

The story of Boudicca's revolt against Roman rule is explored in three drama clips

1. Queen of the Iceni
audio
2. Boudicca's victories
audio
3. The final battle
audio

Roman sketches

Comic sketches exploring all aspects of the Roman invasion and settlement of Britain.

1. Romans, Britons and invasion
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2. Emperor Claudius invades
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3. Roman army and British resistance
audio
4. Roman army tactics
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5. How the Romans changed Britain
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6. Roman roads and buildings
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7. How the Romans lived in Britain
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8. Roman language and customs
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9. Roman childhood
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10. Roman entertainment
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11. The Roman legacy: part 1
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12. The Roman legacy: part 2
audio

Songs about Roman life from 'Rocking Romans!'

Eight song videos about Roman life from our musical Rocking Romans! that will help pupils to consolidate their learning.

1. Signals!
video
2. Is that a fact?
video
3. Boudicca!
video
4. Oh, the strata of society
video
5. Spin that coin
video
6. Roman gods and goddesses
video
7. Gladiators - Into the arena
video
8. Make a mosaic
video