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
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.