Year 4 have been continuing to research and learn about life in Roman Britain. Our recent work has taken on a very practical approach – the pupils have formed the default defence position of a Roman army!
We have been learning how the Romans were successful in their by battles by managing to adapt to different situations. An example of this is the Turtle formation. This involves the soldiers forming the shape of a turtle shell for greater protection.
All Year 4 pupils have designed and then built a Roman defence shield during our D & T lessons. We tried to replicate the exact appearance of the shields to make our Turtle as realistic as possible.
When our Year 4 army was ready for battle, we acted out some drama in the school Studio. Once the Turtle position has been created, we asked the pupils to describe how it felt to be part of a collective army working together to protect one another.
You can see how effective the Year 4 Roman Turtle is in the photo gallery below.