Building an Empire

Year 4 have begun their new historical learning about the Romans this term with gusto.

Focussing on warfare tactics deployed by the Roman Army,  the Testudo (the Latin word for tortoise) was used to protect the soldiers from incoming arrows.

The soldiers in front and on the sides interlocked their shields whilst the soldiers in the back line placed their shields over their heads to form a protective 'shell'.

The children used their own Roman shields to create the formation. It protected them from incoming attacks.