A Roman day in the woods

Post date: Jan 26, 2020 8:26:53 PM

This week we took our Topic to Forest School. We played a Roman game called Rota (Latin for wheel) which was found carved into stones on many Roman roads and buildings around the Roman Empire. It is a strategic game which requires players to get their 3 counters in a row either around the edge of the circle or through the centre point. We spent a long time playing and discussing tactics around our large Forest-School inspired boards!

For our snack, we ate Roman bread. The Romans did not have yeast so it was a flat, dense bread but we all agreed that it was very tasty!

We also created Roman villas, wrote Roman numerals using charcoal and learnt how to tie Roman knots.