The old and new Piccadilly Circus

In the modern picture there are more people, more cars, more buses and shiny lights. There are more adverts and they are advertising diffrent products. I  imagine that the moden Piccadilly Circus would be very busy, noisy and polluted and makes me feel uncomfortable. I think the old fashioned Piccadilly Circus would have been quieter and calmer. Having said this I prefer the modern one because it looks more inviting as there is more colour and technology wheras the old one looks quite boring and grey.

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How it’s like being a Roman Empire member

I do like being in Emperor Caesars Empire. I’ve been training since I was 13 years old. But trying to conquer Britain is a bit scary. Although I’m¬†an Empire member of especially¬†Emperor Caesar I’m¬†just a bit frightened of what’s coming to me. I don’t¬†know I could be going into something¬†really dangerous¬†and get killed. I know I’m trained to fight but this whole thing isn’t¬†really my thing I want to get out really bad. But I can’t¬†I just can’t. Now we have arrived to¬†conquer Britain just need to cross the shallow, grey water.

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100 word challenge

Going to the street today is amazing because theirs so much cool things. I asked my mum how it was when she was little because she went all the time. It was on point the¬†opposite she said that everything was dull all the cars were black and white. There would always be road rage everyone shouting at one and other. At first I thought my¬†mum was lying because seeing how it’s like today and hiring what she said. No. But yet again she’s my mum. It’s just so different then. I couldn’t¬†feel how it was like then.

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By Sumayah

5M Half Term Projects

Throughout the term, students of 5M have been having fun learning about the Roman Empire during their topic classes. Over the half term break, the students are to complete a project of their choosing on the condition that it relates to the Roman Empire and that it is historically accurate.

We set aside a small portion of today’s lesson to brainstorm some possible project ideas.¬†This is what the students came up with:

  • Write a Roman mythology story set in the modern day.
  • Produce¬†a booklet, leaflet or poster on Roman gods, gladiators, the Roman army or any other significant part of the Roman Empire.
  • A diary entry written from your perspective but set in Roman times.
  • Roman fashion design.
  • Build or design a model of a Roman villa, The Colosseum, a chariot or any example of Roman architecture or technology.

Here are some great websites to help you with your research:

BBC Bitesize 

Primary Homework Help – The Romans

Ducksters – Ancient Rome

Students are also reminded to continue to practice their timetables and to make sure that they are accessing Bug-Club and Mathletics from home if possible.

Most importantly, enjoy a safe and relaxing break and make sure to have fun and enjoy the sunshine!

Mr McArthur.