Year 6 visited the Corinium Museum in Cirencester at the end of March. The Romans settled there in the 2nd century AD and as the coach drove into the town, the driver pointed out an old amphitheatre. The circle of seats was clearly visible even though they are now all covered with earth and grass.
Inside the museum pupils looked round the galleries and saw many interesting objects from Roman times, especially the large, colourful mosaics that had been made in the town, with pictures of animals or Roman gods and goddesses. There were lots of weapons, tools and utensils as well as coins and jewelry, which showed what everyday life was like.
Everyone had a go at being an ‘archaeology detective’ with the museum staff: they examined Roman artefacts to work out what kind of person owned them, what sort of house they lived in and what work they did. Some pupils dressed up in the outfits too!