In PE we have been dancing to a piece of music called Carmina Burana by Carl
Orff, which you can hear playing now. It is all about Gladiators Fighting in
Roman times. The music has a quiet bit and a loud bit.
The two Gladiators are called Secutor and Retarius. We are pretending to be
the Gladiators. Secutor is the one with the sword, helmet and shield. Retarius
is the one with net, trident and armour on one of his arms.
On the first bit of the music we walk in, then we turn to face each other and
stay still. After that we circle each other, next we take it in turns defending
and fighting each other. When we walk in we have to make a serious face because
we are going to fight. When we fight it looks like we are grabbing each other or
tripping each other up with our foot.