Year 4 trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace
What a wonderful day I had with Year 4 boys and teachers today! It was a happy and productive day when learning and laughter happened together.
I have been visiting Fishbourne Palace for over twenty years with pupils, so it was exciting to be back again, and it was lovely to see the enthusiasm of the boys.
We arrived at Fishbourne Roman Palace, and the boys used worksheets to learn about the wonderful sights in the gardens and the mosaics undercover. They asked interesting and noticed everything from ponds and plants to the artworks within the mosaics. After lunch, which was great fun sitting on top of and rolling down the spoils made from the original excavation works of the 1960s, the boys had two workshop sessions. They first learned about materials within the Roman houses and their use of light, and they even made their beeswax candle. After that, they dressed up as Roman slaves and emperors and had many different activities, from writing their names in Roman letters in wax to making a mosaic.
The photos speak for themselves; they had great fun with lots to inspire and think about in lessons.