On the 12th November 2ST and 2BT went on a trip to Chedworth Roman Villa. Two of the children who went on the trip wrote a diary of the day.
Yesterday we went to the Roman Villa to learn about Romans. We traveled on a coach. When we got there we put our lunch boxes away and then we went with Ali on a tour. She showed us how the Romans bathed and how they heated the floors. The lady told us that the Roman’s had to wear sandals in the bathroom for their safety because it was so hot. She also showed us where they ate their dinner.
There was a mosaic but it was a bit broken. There were 300,000 little cubes of stone put together to decorate the floor. It was very impressive!
After a snack we had a go at being archaeologists. Each table was given a tray and we sorted the things. We found pottery and bits of mosaic which are nearly 2000 years old. We also found animal bones and snail shells, because the Romans used to eat pigs, sheep, cows and snails!
Finally we went with a woman to make Roman medicine. Shaydon dressed up as a Roman chief slave and we all wore pretend slave collars. We got given some ingredients, like lavender, mustard seeds and bay leaves, and we mashed them up in a Roman bowl. We tipped it into a piece of fabric and then we folded all the corners together and tied a knot with some string. It was very fun but the bags were very smelly!
We had a great day!