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BBC Bitesize – Roman conquest and rule in Britain

Key Stages 1 – 2

Over 30 resources for Key Stages 1 and 2 pupils. These include:

  • Roman roads
  • Boudicca’s attack on Colchester
  • Did the Romans invade Scotland?
  • How did the Romans keep clean?

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BBC Primary History – The Romans

Key Stages 1 and 2

Download photos, videos, fun facts and quiz sheets to support the following topics:

  • City of Rome Invasion
  • Rebellion Roman defence of Britain
  • Roman Army Roads and Places
  • Leisure Family and Children
  • Technology Religion
  • Roman Remains Romans in Scotland

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BBC History – The Romans

Key Stages 1 and 2

Detailed information for teachers about:

  • Rome and its Empires
  • Roman Britain
  • Belief
  • Life in Ancient Britain
  • Gladiators
  • Pompei

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BBC Hands on History – The Romans

Key Stages 1 and 2

Who were the Romans? Why did they come to Britain and how did they change the lives of the people living here? Subjects covered on this website include how to make a Roman Villa, Mosaic and Timeline.

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BBC The Romans in Scotland

Key Stages 1 and 2

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BBC Learning Clips – The Romans

Key Stage 2

This short video clips visits a museum with Roman artefacts over 2,000 years old. Role play then explains and shows how the Roman army was a precise military machine. The clip also shows a Roman legionary, one of 5,000 soldiers in a legion, in full armour with a Gladius, a sword used in close combat, as well as other weapons.

Other clips stored on this site include:

  • Life as a Roman soldier
  • Romans visit Bath
  • How Romans bath
  • Food and drink the Roams brought to Britain
  • Why Ceaser came to Britain

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BBC Roman Voices

Key Stage 2

These clips explore what made Britain so attractive to the ancient Romans that they made it a province of their great empire.

Clips include:

  • Women in Roman Britain
  • children in Roman Britain
  • Soldiers in Roman Britain


British Museum – Ancient Rome

Key Stages 1 and 2

Digital collections found on the British Museum website are grouped under the following headings:

Roman Empire Roman Portraits Roman Sculptures

Roman Life Roman Britain Chariot racing in Ancient Rome



Historical Association – Shopping in a Roman Town

Key Stages 1 and 2

Town markets were a central aspect of life in Roman Britain. Through this activity pupils can answer questions on: How did people shop in a Roman town?, How did Romans dress? What was Roman food like? Where did they buy it? Download from this site the accompanying set of Teacher’s Notes.


Heritage Explorer – The Romans

Key Stages 1 and 2

Resources include: Teaching activities – How did the Romans change Britain when they settled here?, What can archaeological evidence tell us about Roman Life?


English Heritage online teaching resources

Key Stages 1 and 2

Listed on the site are 134 Roman resources for schools. These include:

  • Old Sarum Teacher’s Kit
  • Roman Gardens
  • Walled Roman City
  • Stonehenge Teacher’s Guide

Information for teachers:

  • Dover Castle, Lullingstone, Pevensy, Portchester, Richborough Castle,
  • Pre-industrial roads – Trackways and Canals
  • Religion and Ritual Pre-AD 410
  • Roman Ampitheatres
  • Roman Pottery

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Key Stage History

Key Stages 1 and 2

Visit this site for lesson ideas and to find Roman resources to use in the classroom. Schools must pay an annual subscription to download resources from this website.

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Roman Britain

Key Stages 1 and 2

Designed by the Roman Research Trust and York Archaeological Trust this site contains resources about the following topics for teachers to view and download:

  • The Romans and their Empire
  • The Roman Army
  • Britain becomes Roman
  • Art and technology in Roman Britain
  • The legacy of the Romans

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Roman Britain.Org

Key Stages 1 and 2

Visit the website for information and download resources about:

  • The Roman Calendar
  • Roman Festivals
  • Roman Numerals
  • Roman Emporers
  • Roman Consuls
  • Roman Governors
  • Latin Abbreviations


Roman British Map

Key Stages 1 and 2

Download a map showing all the major Roman towns and legionary forts.


History on the net

Key Stages 1 and 2

View an online timeline covering the period 55 BC to 410 AD when the last Romans left Britain.

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Roman Kids

Key Stages 1 and 2

Designed by Mandy Barrow this website site contains a suberb list of resources for teachers and pupils about Roman Life and The Romans in Britain.