Polybius’ Cipher Topic KS2 Romans Resource

 KS2 Romans Resource

KS2 Romans Resource Worksheets to crack a code

KS2 Romans Resource activities for Years 3 - 6 to decipher and encode secret messages around the Romans theme. Polybius was a Greek man who worked for the Romans and created this cipher for them to send secret messages.

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This pack includes:

  • Polybius' Cipher Topic KS2 Romans Resource in six differentiated levels with answers for teachers.

Differentiation:

Beginner Encipher some letters in the alphabet. Lowercase letters only. Decipher CVC words with picture clues. X and Y not included. Colour coded numbers.  Aimed at Year 3 Developing.

Easy Encipher most letters in the alphabet. Lowercase letters only. Decipher CVC words (some with picture clues). X and Y not included. Colour coded numbers.  Aimed at Year 3 Secure/Year 4 Emerging.

Tricky Encipher all letters in the alphabet. Uppercase letters only. Decipher CVC words. X and Y not included.  Aimed at Year 4 Developing.

Expert Decipher names of Roman gods. Uppercase letters only. Encipher a secret message.  Aimed at Year 4 Secure/Year 5 Emerging.

Brainbox Decipher names of Roman gods. Uppercase letters only. Encipher a secret message and decipher the reply.  Aimed at Year 5 Developing.

Genius Decipher names of Roman gods. Uppercase letters only. Encipher a secret message and decipher the reply. Numbers are Roman numerals and must be converted first.  Aimed at Year 5 Secure/Year 6 Emerging.

National Curriculum Objective
History KS2: Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
History KS2: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
Mathematics Y5: Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals