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Year 4 Bignor Roman Villa trip

As part of Year 4’s Invaders and Settlers topic, we visited Bignor Roman Villa just north of Chichester. The remains of the Roman Villa are set in beautiful Downland countryside and it only rained a little!

The children went on a tour of the amazing mosaics which were uncovered by George Tupper in 1811 when he was ploughing his field ready for planting.  Another activity was dressing up as Romans and role playing life at school, at home or plotting to assassinate the Emperor to gain control of the Empire.  The children also learnt more about life as an Ancient Roman living in Britain by trying out writing on wax tablets, using the Roman alphabet and Roman numerals and grinding corn with quern stones. They also played a guessing game to find out which animals lived on Roman farms.