Key Stage 2
Explorer pack - for Amphitheatre and Barracks
This replica Roman satchel contains instructions, information and objects designed to help your group understand how the Romans used the amphitheater and barracks. Objects include Roman coins, caltrops and sponges on sticks.
The satchel can be borrowed in exchange for a deposit (credit card/ cheque / £30 cash).
You can download the instructions to read through before your visit below.
Spring Bulbs for Schools - investigation
Plant bulbs in your school grounds to study climate change. Join this UK wide investigation and improve science and numeracy skills. All schools must apply by the end of July to take part in the following September. Free to all schools in Wales -spaces limited.
More information www.museumwales.ac.uk/scan/bulbs
Science, Geography and ESD&GC.
Walking with Romans
Experience the Amphitheatre, Barracks and Baths with your own Roman guide. Find out what life was like in the fortress nearly 2,000 years ago.
Blood, sweat and tears: The life of a Roman soldier
Discover what life was like for a soldier in the Roman army. Take a closer look at the weapons and armour that they used.
Grammaticus - Roman Classroom
Discover how Romans educated their children in this cross curricula session. Looking at language, numeracy and literacy pupils will find out more about Roman society under the strict guidance of the Majestor.
Language,Numeracy, Literacy & History
Masters & Slaves
Take an imaginary step back in time and discover more about Roman society by taking part in this hands on role play session. Peacock's brains, stuffed dormouse and oysters are all on the menu at the Roman feast. Pupils will take on the role of a rich master or lowly slave and discover what life was like at both ends of the spectrum.
Medicus - Roman Medicine
Take an imaginary step back in time and discover more about Roman society by taking part in this hands on role play session. Explore the Roman world and compare and contrast it to our lives today. Herbal remedies, amputations and horse - hair stitches are all treatments performed by the Roman doctor. Find out about Roman medicine and the role that the Gods played in healing the sick in this interactive session.
Saturnalia: A Roman Christmas?
Take a trip back in time and visit a Roman preparing for the midwinter festival of Saturnalia. Learn about the customs of the Roman festival while sharing modern midwinter traditions.
Match the soldiers to the weapons and armour, using the models in the gallery to help you.