This week in Year 4 we have been investigating why the Roman Army was so successful.
We discovered that:
They were a fine fighting machine. The men were trained hard by Centurions.
They had the right equipment – helmet, shield, hobnailed sandals, armour
They had weapons – gladius (short sword), dagger, pilium (spear)
They were organised – legions of 5,000 men, battle plans, formations and tactics like the Tortoise (or testuno).
We had lots of fun taking orders from different Centurions!