This lesson is based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to work.

The Roman Army vs the Britons


It is 55 BC and Julius Caesar is in Gaul (France). He is thinking of invading Britain. This lesson looks at four of the reasons why Caesar wanted to invade Britain. It also looks at the military strength of the Roman army compared to that of the Britons and it finishes by looking at what life was like for Britons at the time of Caesar’s invasion.

As well as English and history skills the Evidence-Based Learning skills developed in this lesson include collaborative learning and thinking skills. This lesson also offers pupils the opportunity to master metacognition.


Each evidence-based learning (EBL) Roman history resource in this set is a complete lesson which uses the history curriculum as a framework through which each of the eight EBL skills can be mastered. Each resource has “mastering” one EBL skill as its central focus and all eight EBL skills are covered more than once in these lessons.

All eight EBL skills are better gained working with a partner so much of the work in these lessons is collaborative. These resources will ensure that pupils can master and use EBL skills regardless of their ability.

 Each Roman history lesson will develop a single EBL skill through:

1) A “Before You Start” page that introduces the EBL skill.

2) Opportunities to master this skill during the lesson.

3) An “After You Finish” page that offers pupils the chance to evaluate their learning experience (of the lesson and the EBL skill) and to identify their next step in using the EBL skill. 

The skills in bold below are all the EBL skills developed in this Romans lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

The Roman Army vs the Britons - The Romans - KS2 English Mastering Evidence Based Learning skills lesson
The Roman Army vs the Britons