On Friday afternoon, we discussed the progress of our Roman topics we began over half term. Everyone is researching an element of the Ancient Roman Empire that they find interesting ready to present at our Memorable Event. These projects can be presented in any way we choose but our audience must be able to understand it without the need for us to explain it to them – this means it must be accompanied by a written explanation.
The projects will be ongoing for this half term and we shall share updates on our progress every Friday afternoon so that we can discuss our ideas and offer each other help when needed.
This week, we shared our projects so far on:
Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii
Fashion in Ancient Rome
We look forward to seeing the progress that everyone else is making next week!
Don’t forget to keep using Mathletics , Bug Club and Languagenut at home.
Well done to our Mathletes of the Week!
Abdul, Erim and Nadiyah (for week beginning Monday, 22nd May)
Joanita, Antony and Santi (for week beginning Monday, 29th May)
Will you be joining them next week?
Remember, each week gives you the opportunity to practise your maths based on what we have studied the previous week. By playing the different activities you can gain additional points to become a Mathlete of the Week and use these to perfect your avatar.
This week, in English, we are comparing life in Ancient Rome and Ancient Britain as we investigate the Roman conquest of Britain in AD43. For this week’s 100 Word Challenge, use these 2 images to write a comparison between the two settings…are you a Roman coming to Britain or a Celt arriving in Ancient Rome? What are the main differences that jump out at you? How do these differences make you feel?
Add your 100 words as a comment to this post, rather than beginning a new post.
The most imaginative post will be selected by the class to represent the class in Achievement Assembly.
I Stared down across the shore in fury as dozens of boat hoarded through the rippling, rocky marine. I looked to my friend next to me Afon whispering,” Hey, lets ambush them.” He nodded,” Ok,” So we carefully but swiftly climbed down the ragged, craggy mountain as we gazed on the shore. They had reached our land. They all looked very peculiar especially the one who stood tall, he had leaves and flowers around his head. All us Celts attacked ferociously aiming for the same person… Julius Cesar…!
Poem about the Roman invasion:
Warships sliced through the black waves,
Britons will die early graves,
They are the sea’s warriors,
Ready to kill – leave no prisoners.
Steady they kill
Steady they slaughter,
Separating fathers from daughters.
Our land is stained with blood,
Bodies lay limp in the mud,
Romans will burn down villages,
Fright, terror and pillage.
My land is long forgotten,
Buried at the bottom,
Of brutal, bloody history.
Britain has a tail to tell,
About how the Romans came,
Death, war and fame…
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.
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.
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.
You have 100 words (no more) to write about these images and add a blog entry.
Your 100 words could be in the form of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, using this image of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire’s attempt to conquer Britain, for the first time.
in school at assembly we had an exiting visit from a drummer named Mosus who showed us his awesome drumming using different types of symbols and drums . It was really great because we got to learn what he did to become a drummer . i hope you enjoyed seeing mosus as much as i did .