Learning about the Romans

Hand-picked roman resources to support pupils explore life in Ancient Rome.

Tes Resources Team

The Romans

Learning about the Romans is usually one of the most memorable and exciting historical topics for primary and secondary learners. From exploring what life was like in Ancient Rome to investigating the lives of famous roman rulers, their beliefs and Gods, there is an abundance of physical legacy the Romans have left behind to satisfy enquiring minds.

So whether you are learning from home and looking for a fascinating project to engage children or in the classroom and planning to teach the romans for your next topic, this hand-picked collection of resources is perfect for young historians. 

Exploring life in Ancient Rome

What have the Romans ever done for us?
joelhistory

What have the Romans ever done for us?

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This is designed as a scavenger hunt for the students to begin to evaluate and justify some of the things that were the legacy of the Roman Empire in Britain. The list is by no means comprehensive, there can be additions. The concept was to get them to begin to consider what was left. This was then ...
Why did the Romans invade Britain?
minnie123

Why did the Romans invade Britain?

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A ppt to cover the key reasons why Britain was attractive to the Romans. There is a spider-diagram task and other tasks on a worksheet, which contains the main points from the PPT.
Roman Invasion of Britain
KS2History

Roman Invasion of Britain

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Download this FREE lesson for KS2, exploring the Roman invasion of Britain - including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets. This free lesson is part of our popular [Roman Britain Planning Pack](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/romans-planning-11098740), recommende...
Roman army
leighbee23

Roman army

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A series of three lessons on the Roman Army- based on recruitment and why the army was successful. Includes three tasks labelling, card sort, spy task, recruitment advert task. Lots of high quality resources for KS2 and KS3 students
Roman Entertainment (Powerpoint With Worksheets)
Online_Teaching_Resources

Roman Entertainment (Powerpoint With Worksheets)

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History Teaching Resources: Roman Entertainment PowerPoint and worksheets History Teaching Resources: Roman Entertainment is a 12 slide PowerPoint resource with accompanying worksheets ideal for teaching pupils about the different forms of entertainment in Roman society. History Teaching Resource...
Roman Gods and Goddesses
sarahprincess

Roman Gods and Goddesses

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Visual images of the most known Roman Gods and Goddesses. Information about a lararium, house shrines and related symbols. I used this to create a small lararium, also paintings and drawings of the Gods and Goddesses. Children also found out the equivalent Greek Gods and Goddesses and their qualities.
Roman Towns and Roads in Britain
CoreKnowledgeUK

Roman Towns and Roads in Britain

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A set of two worksheets complete with teacher answer sheets. The first worksheet asks children to find the modern names of Roman towns. The second shows them where the Roman roads were located and asks them to work out certain routes between towns.
The Roman Baths
SleighBelle

The Roman Baths

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Powerpoint and questions for children to answer- types of rooms, how water is heated and supplied, how the Romans kept clean.

Key figures in roman history

Legend of Romulus and Remus
joelhistory

Legend of Romulus and Remus

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A reworked presentation of mine that draws on elements from other presentations. A wordsearch and a story board added. Alongside a very simple information sheet that I use to get the students to draw a story board of the most important six parts of the story. I then go on to discuss the significance...
LKS2 History - Julius Caesar Biography Writing Activity
CreativePrimaryLit

LKS2 History - Julius Caesar Biography Writing Activity

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This is a biography writing unit about the life of famous Ancient Roman leader, Julius Caesar. The unit is perfect for students in Year 3 or Year 4 learning about Ancient Rome or Ancient Civilizations. It has been split into four separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes ...
Women of Ancient History - Boudicca
PrimaryTopicShop

Women of Ancient History - Boudicca

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This lesson about Boudicca tells the story of how she formed an army of Britons and rebelled against the Romans in Britain. The supporting notes include key events and helpful vocabulary. There is a reading response activity with comprehension questions, a synonym activity using the new vocabulary a...
Murder of Julius Caesar
holl_sharl

Murder of Julius Caesar

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Powerpoint describing murder and build up to the event (with cartoon-ish images to lighten the information load) with assessment critera, writing frame and evidence sheets.

Roman topical learning

Build a Roman Fort
jamesmansell

Build a Roman Fort

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This resource collection contains the nets to produce a cardboard Roman Fort, including walls and towers, and some internal buildings (barracks, granary and forum) with instructions for building and photographs of the finished fort for reference. I hope that someone else gets as much pleasure ou...
Crazy Catapults and the Romans
MyLearning .

Crazy Catapults and the Romans

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Explore designing a catapult and the history of the Romans in Yorkshire. Investigate different physical forces, types of materials and designs to find the best ones to create a catapult. Key words: catapults, Romans, hill forts, technology, pyramids, levers, structures, levers, pivots, energy
Roman Numerals mastery KS2
MissFincham

Roman Numerals mastery KS2

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Roman Numeral addition and subtraction questions with numbers missing e.g. LIX - ??? = XIV ??? \+ XXXVIII = XCVI 3 differentiated sheets - bronze, silver and gold. Also, an extension task on roman numeral sequences (quite tricky with square and cubed numbers and prime numbers) All...
KS2 Roman Numerals Game
ClassroomSecrets

KS2 Roman Numerals Game

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This resource has six differentiated levels for Year 4 and Year 5 children to recognise Roman Numerals and match them to digits. You can find more Roman Numerals resources here: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/search/?fwp_search=roman%20numerals
Roman Mosaic Solomons Knot
romanmosaicworkshops

Roman Mosaic Solomons Knot

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The Solomon's Knot is one of the most common patterns seen in a Roman mosaic. This workshop shows how children can draw it out *without* using a compass or rulers. The idea behind this is to demonstrate that the Roman mosaicists will have done the same work for so many years, repeating certain patte...
Ancient Rome Word Search
ScienceSpot

Ancient Rome Word Search

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Ancient Rome: This Ancient Rome word search also doubles as a coloring book!. The advantage to this is that students can actually see the concept behind the term they are attempting to find. The Solution to the puzzle is included. This Ancient Rome Word Search/ Coloring Book contains the follow...

Schemes of work and visual aids

'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)
KS2History

'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)

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Download our popular Escape From Pompeii English Planning Pack for KS2. This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit, designed for Year 3 and Year 4. The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the...
Roman Numerals Hundred Square
Helen Rachel Crossley

Roman Numerals Hundred Square

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Roman Numerals Hundred Square: A clear Hundred Square Poster showing all numbers 1-100 in Roman Numerals. Also includes rules for reading and writing Roman Numerals and a handy mnemonic to aid recollection of the symbols used. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visi...
Romans Planning Bundle
KS2History

Romans Planning Bundle

3 Resources
History and English planning for the Romans topic. These resources are very popular! This Romans planning bundle will save you lots of time! It includes a full history scheme of work for Year 3/Year 4 based on the topic 'Romans in Britain' and two English units that work well with the theme ...
The Romans display pack
ashlaura

The Romans display pack

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This pack consists of 15 x A4 size Romans posters. Your download will be in PDF format for you to print easily. Cover page The Roman Empire Invasion Emperor Claudius The Roman Army The Britons Boudica Hadrians Wall What did the Romans wear? Romans Houses Gods and religion...