06 May

  • By Mr Wilson

Miller, in Year 5 has created a wonderful poem about his Roman project.

Listen to him

Read the Poem

What the Romans gave us


Roman roads were long and straight,

You would not need much steering,

They really were a triumph of

Ancient engineering.

Now, every school child knows

About the Roman roads,

But Romans gave us so much more,

Yes, they invented loads!

Aqueducts – those big, arched bridges

Which brought the water down

From the rivers in the hills

To all the folk in town.

They gave us public libraries,

Great if you were a keen reader,

Before then, books were hard to find

There were no Kindles either.

The Romans built some public baths,

They built the sewers too,

Presumably, before they came

The whole place smelled of poo.

They gave us apples, pears and grapes,

Cabbages, turnips, carrots, peas

Thanks to them, we can now eat

Our five a day with ease.

Glass for windows was another

Great invention of Rome’s

And central heating keeps us

Warm inside our homes.

They invented the calendar,

It’s just as well because

Without it you would never know

When your birthday was.

They gave us the police force and

Invented the street light

Before then, it was quite unsafe

To walk the streets at night.

In fashion, men wore the ‘toga’,

A big white woollen sheet,

It was draped from the shoulders to

The sandals on their feet.

So let’s give thanks they left behind

So much when they had gone

And let us give thanks also that

Wearing togas never caught on.