Soldiers of rememberance

Sending  the messages from far and wide

Over to the country’s

Loved ones lost,heart broken wives

Doing their jobs to save our lives

In the war,they fought to their death

East West they never rest

Remember remember don’t forget them

Saving lives,take two minutes silence because these people are our heroes

 

Roman Invasions

The Romans invaded Britain three times:

55 BC

  • The British had been helping the Gauls (in France) fighting against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar. This made him very angry.
  • He sent an armyto invade Britain
  • He wanted to show what a fantastic emperor he was.
  • However, he underestimated the strength of the British army. 
  • The two sides met in battle, but it is unclear who won.
  • The Romans then turned round and went home.

  54BC

  • In Britain, there was a strong King of the Catuvellauni tribe (pronounced cat-oo-well-orn-ee) from Hertfordshire, called Caswallon. He threw King Andwrag of the Trinovantes tribe (pronounced trin-o-wan-tays) out of Essex.
  • Andwrag fled to Rome and asked Caesar for help.
  • Caesar’s reputation as a great leader had been damaged by his last failed invasion.
  • So he agreed to help and sent another army to Britain.
  • The Romans defeated the British in Kent and pushed well into the Midlands to capture Caswallon.
  • However, they agreed to make peace with one another instead.
  • The Romans left. In return, Andwrag got his throne back, but the British also had to pay the Emperor lots of money every year.

       The third and final invasion took place just under a hundred years later, in AD 43. This time, the Romans took over almost all the country.

GRACJAN 4M                        

Roman blog in 100 words

What clothes would I wear?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             In Roman Britain, boys wore short knee length tunics made from wool. The Romans thought only savages wore trousers! Girls wore longer tunics with woollen belts, tied around the waist. To keep warm out doors, girls and boys wore woollen cloaks that were fastened at the neck. Many people wore shoes made from leather. If you came from a wealthy family, you could start wearing an adult toga when you were 14. A toga was a long piece of woollen cloth that you wore over your tunic. You kept it for special occasion. When girls got married, they were allowed to wear a stola. This was a long tunic fastened on the shoulders with clasps.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Aimee Hutton                                                                                                                                                                                              4M

Diary of the gladiator

The diary of a roman gladiator

Today I was taken to Ludus magnus it is the biggest gladiator training school in Rome and it is part of the colosseum.

We have to train very hard and even though I am very big and strong I am worried about dying and I miss my family.

I had my first fight today it was awesome to walk out in such a large arena, people were cheering and shouting my name. I fought very hard and I was covered in blood. I felt bad when the crowd wanted me to kill my opponent, I whispered in his ear I am sorry and then gave a battle cry and stabbed him through the heart. The crowd went mad. Tomorrow I am fighting bears and tigers. 10 more fights and I win my freedom.

Daily life in Ancient Rome

Daily life in Ancient Rome often began with a light breakfast. Bread and water (or wine) would be served at home, or a wheat pancake could have been purchased on the way to work or school. Sometimes meat, fish, fruit, and other items may have been served, but not each day.
While many girls stayed home with their mothers to take care of the home, some girls were allowed to attend schools with the boys. Schools often consisted of only one room and might have resembled a small Roman shop, like a bakery.
While the kids were in school and the mothers and daughters tended to the household chores, the fathers spent a few hours working each day. Below are some of the typical jobs:

-Farming
-Baking
-Building
-Selling and trading goods
-Making clothing

After work and school ended each day, most men and boys headed to the baths, which required only a very small fee to enter.
After spending some time at the baths, most would head home for their biggest meal of the day, eaten somewhere between our lunch time and dinner time. This meal usually consisted of wheatmeal porridge. When hosting a dinner party or celebrating a special occasion, though, a Roman dinner could consist of as many as six or seven courses. In addition to salads, eggs, garden vegetables, and fresh breads, a variety of Mediterranean seafood would have been available, including: mackerel, mullets, eels, and oysters.

GRACJAN 4M

Year 4 Roman trip to Chester

We left school at 9.45am and got on our bus to Chester. We were all very excited. When we arrived we went to the Dewa Roman Experience Museum to meet our tour guide and he was dressed as a Roman Soldier. He gave us all shields and we marched through the town to the a Roman garden where there were mosaics. In the garden we practiced the tortoise and marching then we went to the amphitheatre where my mum and Harley’s dad had to pretend to be gladiators and fight with swords and shields, we then had to vote for the winner and Harley’s dad won. My mum had to ask for mercy so the Roman soilder wouldn’t kill her but he was in a bad mood so her chopped her head off with his sword. After we marched chanting sin sin sin dex sin back to the museum. We had our dinner and then went back in time going around the museum. This time a lady showed us around and explained everything to us as we went. First we boarded a ship to Britannia and we arrived at night so it was very dark we went into the barracks. First she showed us the hospital and some of the things they used like honey and cobwebs to put on cuts then we went to the kitchen and she told us how they would put honey or fruit in there bread to make it softer so it didn’t chip there teeth. We then went to a room where Roman soldiers were sleeping and we could hear snoring, when then went to the bath house where 2 soldiers were having a bath and she told us how they used to bath and go to the toilet together and used a brush to wipe there bum and then pass it on to the next man. We then watched a film on Roman life and archiology and digging up things from Roman times we went downstairs to what looked like a cellar and she showed us 3 different walls one of which was Roman. We then went to look at loads of different Roman things like shields and swords and got to try them all on and we also looked at old oil cans and jewellery and made up stories about how they were made. It was then time to go home. We all had a great time.

 

Jessica Clegg 4M

Leon’s blog 100

Romans had familys abit like ours today, they would have the head of the house which is normally the dad (in our house its my mum) who would work while his wife would stay at home to look after the children (my mum works hard just like my dad and still looks after the house). Only rich families in the roman times could go to school its not like that anymore we all go to school now they did mathsand like we do just we used number 123 and abc they did not i wonder which school will be bet roman or present day?

 

 

 

 

 

Leon’s blog 50

I have learnt that the romans used roman numerals to communicate in writing for example l =1 ll = 2 they used a lot of maths so they could price goods and services. The roman number were widly used in everyday life. Following the fall of the roman emprie nurmals was still used throughout Europe up until 1600s.