Living Paintings

Romans In Britain

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), Teachers

This educational resource is designed to support History, Key Stage 2, on the National Curriculum. With the added fun of traveling back in time and meeting various Roman characters, the atmospheric experience of this resource will no doubt delight and inspire readers. This book explores Roman life in Britain and describes housing, people and dress, transport, tools and machinery, weapons, and daily life. Great British actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales lend their voices to the Roman characters. This educational resource may support other subjects across the National Curriculum and is great for home-schooling, homework-help, project work and independent learning.

Listen to an audio clip

As he races along he pounds the earth with his hooves. His hooves dig into the ground and kick up a great cloud of dust. This then chokes the other charioteers behind us!Now continue to trace around Sagitta's outline up to the right. Can you find his proud head at the top? Stroke his two pointed ears right at the top of head. With these he can hear the roar and excitement of the crows as the chariots crash and collide.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Roman Family
Roman cooking food over a fire, hogroast
Woman cooking in the kitchen
Mosaic
Roman Baths
Gladiators
Legionnaire (Soldier) & Weapons
Hadrian’s Wall
Map showing roads in Roman Britain
Chariot & Charioteer

What our members say

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Very interesting Worked very well with Roman literacy topic. Library Member
Useful pack Used selectively to support lessons and projects. The student especially enjoyed learning about mosaics and made a fabulous one himself. Library Member
Very Good Descriptions Fitted in well with the class topic on the Romans. Student loved the stories about the people and this gave him the information he needed to complete his tasks and his assessment. Library Member
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