In music we have composed our own Roman marching chant.
We took inspiration from Ben Hur and thought about the sounds that would be heard as hundreds of soldiers all marched in their armour.
Follow the link to the video resource centre to see our final piece.
Did you know Manchester used to be a key Roman town?
Known as Mamucium - Manchester was a key fort for trade due to the confluence of the River Medlock and the River Irwell. Built in 79AD it was constructed to guard the roads to larger forts such as Chester, York and Ribchester.
We were fascinated that we could see so much history so close to our school. We traced the footprint of the fort and tried to work out what each building/room would have been used for, using the clues from the historical information displayed at the site. It was really exciting to see the defence trenches infront of the wall, just as we had been learning about.