Primary 3 visited the National Museum of Scotland on Thursday. We wanted to learn more about the Celts, the Romans and find out how we know about their existence and lives. In our workshop we translated some Latin words to find out what the Celts 1500 years ago could see from their village. It was important to establish where they were likely to have been before we went on an archaeological dig! We then used maps to work out where the settlements were. At one of the sites we did a soil analysis, at the other we used a metal detector then carefully dug for artifacts. We found some amazing things!!! We then had to work out what each of the replica Celtic objects were – we had great fun trying to use them for different things! Afterwards, we went for a tour of the Celts Exhibition where we were able to see the real versions of the artifacts we had handled. In the afternoon, we had a Romans box where we had to use our detective skills and imaginations to work out what we had – some of these were real! We worked out all but two of the items. Mrs Jones also found out that Primary 3 pupils like putting things on their heads to work out what they are!!!! We had am amazing trip and learned loads!!