Romans: Bridges

In this lesson pack for Year 3, year 4, P4 and P5, pupils will learn how the Romans improved arches and used them to build different structures. They will follow instructions to make three different bridges and then test their strength. They will then be challenged to design and make their own bridge. This lesson links with both history and design and technology topics.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation containing information about bridges and instructions for the challenge
  • Printable instructions
  • Printable templates to cut out.

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper templates
  • A weight, for example coins of the same value
Year 3, Year 4
Romans: Bridges

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