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Roman battle formations

In the hall today, we practised our Roman battle formations after learning how they were experts in using their shields to protect themselves from the enemy.

One of the Romans most famous formations was the Tortoise (testudo). Testudo is the Latin word for "tortoise". The soldiers in front and sides interlocked their shields while the soldiers in the back lines placed their shields over their heads to form a protective "shell" over top of the men.  We had great fun marching in formation.

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Year 4 have been busy being Roman soldiers!

        I am Warrior!

This half-term we will be discovering what life was like in Roman Britain, both for the Roman soldiers and Celts, who lived in Britain at that time.  We look forward to exploring the Roman army, arts and crafts as well as practising our marching skills!

Reminder- We will have swimming every Friday this term. Remember your kits! 

Boys- Swimming trunks and towel in a waterproof bag. 

Girls- Swimming costume (not bikini), swimming cap and towel in a waterproof bag. 

Homework- We send out homework on a Monday and expect it to be returned by Friday. In addition to homework, children will have times tables and spellings to learn and will be tested on a Friday. 

We understand how busy parents are, but we really appreciate you reading with your child on a daily basis for five minutes. If you do read with your child, then please sign the box in the reading diary. 

Miss Johnston (class teacher)

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Mrs Boulger (teaching assistant)

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