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Romans in the Peak District

The activities carried out at St Anne’s RC Primary School were designed to complement the Y3/4 Romans topic.

After discussing the Romans in the Peak District and looking at maps of Romano-British settlement in the area, the children enthusiastically excavated genuine Roman pottery out of sand trays.

They took their excavated sherds, washed and recorded them and developed ideas of how they may have once looked and for what purposes they may have been used.  At the end of the day, the class shared their findings with one another.  It was a privilege to meet such a group of motivated, eager and well-behaved young people!

“The looks of intrigue and excitement on their faces was fantastic as they unearthed pieces of Roman pottery from the sand trays.” (Mrs Taylor, teacher, St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Buxton)


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