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The Romans

Using the commands below, we created our own roman army, with our own shields.!

You can watch our legion in the video resource centre.

Command in Latin

Meaning

Action

d   Dexter

right

Hold up your right hand

s   Sinister

left

Hold up your left hand

c   Claudio

halt

Both hands in front, palms facing forward

si   Silentium

silence

Finger placed on lips   

      redi

about turn

One finger in the air circling

      Parati

get ready

Lower head, one hand in front, one behind (as if about to start a race   

Equaliter ambula

march forward

Lower hands one at a time palm down and repeat the action  

     Testudo

tortoise

Lace fingers, palms down to make a shell

     percute

charge

Slow motion running action with arms

 

 

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