Building Roman Chariots!

Year 3 had a fantastic morning when they teamed up with Year 7 who came to assist in our chariot making. Year 3 have been thinking about Roman entertainment. This term we have looked at the Baths and found out about gladiators. Recently we have focused on the "Circus Maximus" and chariot racing, which was incredibly popular. 

Having watched some clips of a chariot race we designed our chariots, thinking about what an axle is and what the chariot would need for speed and stability. Year 7 came to help us put our ideas into fruition. It was lovely to see our eldest pupils helping and supporting our youngest juniors. Year 3 were delighted with the results and all agreed that it had been a splendid morning. Now all it needs is for us to  race...........