The class had a visit from Boudicca (Queen of the Celts). We had so many questions to ask her! We put Boudicca in the 'hot-seat' and asked her questions about her life, her feelings towards the Romans, and the Roman invasion. We also had to follow her orders and act out different words she called out. All these words were linked to her life, the invasion and her thoughts and feelings. Finally, any questions we had left for Boudicca to answer, were answered through our drama activity called 'Emotions Alley.' Here, Boudicca asked us to stand smartly in lines, facing one another like brave warriors and, as she walked between our two lines, we whispered our questions to her. As Boudicca walked up and down the lines, she had many questions to think over in her head. We enjoyed our visit from Boudicca (however, we were also a little bit frightened of her at the same time!).
Year 3 Poplar and Year 3 Rowan spent an afternoon using the Roman helmets and shields that they made and the Celtic brooches they created to help re-enact the Roman invasion. The girls were Boudicca's brave, powerful warriors and the boys were strong, young Roman soldiers. They listened well to their orders and on the order 'charge' the Romans and Celts charged towards one another to attack. When they heard the order 'freeze', each soldier/warrior had to pause in their fiercest battle pose ready to fight. We had lots of fun pretending to be soldiers and warriors, and whilst we did well in our roles, it is important to note no actual fighting took place!