Year 3 Trip to the Museum of Kent Life!
On Wednesday 5th February Year 3 went on a journey to Kent Life. Travelling on a double decker bus, Simmonds class sat at the top. All of us were singing and chatting while we were on the bus also some of us read. The purpose of our visit was to find out more about the Romans.
We learnt about how and why Romans built their straight roads.
They used a ‘Groma’ to build their roads by looking at the two points to make sure that the road lined up with the points. It was also use to make sure that the road was level. The surface of the road was curved to stop puddles forming and cracking the road. Romans built straight roads because it was a quicker journey.
Roman’s built aqueducts to transport clean water straight from the rivers into their town. Water from the aqueducts was also used to flush the toilets. This meant they were the first civilisation to have flushing toilets. When Roman’s finished using the toilet, they used a sponge on a stick to wipe their bottoms. Aqueducts transported water to fields so that farmers could water their crops and animals.
The Roman soldier leading our workshop showed us some Roman armour which was made up of plates that helped the soldier move freely. He also showed us what Roman’s used to write and draw on which was a tablet made of wax.
To end the workshop, we were able to show off our knowledge of Roman Numerals.
Do you know of any other Roman inventions?
Write your age in Roman numerals.
From Grain to Bread:
To avoid spreading germs we began the workshop by washing our hands. The lady leading the workshop told us flour came from ears of wheat and the seeds were ground to make the flour. Yeast was another ingredient that was used to make bread. It is actually full of microscopic living creatures that when you add warm water to them it wakes the creatures up and they start to burp. This is how the holes in bread are formed.
Next we started to make our own bread by carefully adding warm water to a bowl of flour and yeast which we stirred together.
Then we had to knead the dough with the palm of our hands before shaping the dough into different shapes. The lady then took the dough to a warm room for it to prove (rise) then put them in the oven to bake.
We were able to take our bread creations home to enjoy.
Have you ever made bread before? What did it taste like?
After our workshops we had our lunch and explored the rest of the museum including the park. In the end was a lovely trip and we really enjoyed it.
If you have ever been to Kent Life, what did you do?