Nurseries based close to the Antonine Wall have a wonderful opportunity to introduce themes in Social Studies in a natural way through a site visit.
This can lead to a range of cross-curricular classroom activities which introduce pupils to the idea of the Romans and the past at a very simple level.
A visit to the Antonine Wall with a nursery class could meet the following Early Years outcomes:
Curriculum for Excellence - Social studies: experiences and outcomes
People, past events and societies
"I am aware that different types of evidence can help me to find out about the past." - SOC 0-01a
"I have explored how people lived in the past and have used imaginative play to show how their lives were different from my own and the people around me." - SOC 0-04a
People, place and environment
"I explore and discover the interesting features of my local environment to develop an awareness of the world around me." - SOC 0-07a