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Ascot Heath CE Junior School

Architects and Aqueducts

Year 4 Visit Fishbourne Roman Palace

We are learning about the Romans: how they lived, their soldiers, their houses and how their daily lives are different from ours. Fishbourne Palace was a Roman villa near Chichester. Today Fishbourne Palace is a museum set in a replica formal Roman garden with herbs and flowers. Louis Doogan

We saw Roman coins that had been excavated at Fishbourne and we learned that coastal raiders burned down the north wing of the palace in 270AD. Local residents donated Roman and Celtic artefacts to Fishbourne Palace. Luke and I built an arch which could support an aqueduct. Reece Sawdon

Just before lunch we did a workshop. In the workshop I did a Roman puzzle and I went into the kitchen. I learned that Romans sweetened their food with honey and crushed grains for flour. I really liked the dolphin mosaic and watching the film on the history of Fishbourne Palace. Luke Artal