History - Romans
HISTORY- SUMMER TERM WEEK 9- THE ROMANS
This week you will be finding out about Roman culture and what they used to do for fun and for entertainment. It is important to remember that for most people living in Roman Britain, they would be far too busy and tired to relax after a hard day at work.
You will need to put your researcher hats on and investigate ONE of the following activities wealthy Romans used to enjoy.
If you need any help or advice please contact Miss Manley or Mr Turner.
Wealthy Romans used to enjoy throwing dinner parties as a way of socialising with their friends and showing off their wealth. These parties were always meticulously organised with carefully chosen courses to ensure that the party lasted well into the night. If you choose to research this activity you could present your findings as a 'Roman Dinner Party Menu'.
Roman Baths were often used by many people as a public bathing place. The baths were normally quite a luxurious place so people would often spend time socialising with their friends and even having business meetings rather than just having a wash! The Romans also believed that the water had special healing properties. Aquae Sulis (now known as Bath) was a popular destination due to its natural hot spring waters.
If you choose to investigate the Roman Baths you could make a promotional poster encouraging more Romans to visit the baths there!
There were lots of arenas and amphitheatres built in Roman Britain- particularly in the south. These were used for gladiator battles and sometimes plays! Many Romans often enjoyed going to the arena to watch a gory gladiator fight. If you choose to research this topic you could write a review about a day out at the arena.