As the Panthers come to the end of our unit on ancient Rome it seems fitting to end it with a shared meal. Of course - it is pizza. The staple food of the common folk. The text below is from this site.
Many people in bigger towns in ancient Rome lived in just one room and didn't have kitchens in their apartments. They ate most of their meals in fast food restaurants like this one in the picture. You can see that one guy is sitting at a booth, while others are standing. There are a lot of clay cups hanging from the ceiling.
In these restaurants - tabernaria or thermopolia - people often ate pizza, just as you do in fast food restaurants. They ate a kind of white pizza with just cheese and onions on it, and maybe ham or bacon, because the Romans didn't have tomatoes yet.
Here is the recipe to follow. Mr Wills has used this many times and it is well and truly tried and tested. Try it at home these holidays.
The Panthers today went swimming at Diss Leisure Centre. They had to swim as far as they could. At the end they were all told how far they had swum. They all were very proud of themselves because they all swam much further than the start.India and Ruby both swam 700 compared to 100, Elaria also swam 700 compared to 200, and Bertie swam 165m compared to 75m.
Fantastic effort all round. Very proud teacher.
Panthers were asked on Friday to write a biography about Kensuke Ogawa. The biographies needed to be written in the past tense, be in chronological order and written in the third person. The children were able to remember a lot of detail and generally wrote in chronological order. I have typed up a few examples of the work exactly as it was written so that we can see where our writing needs to improve.
oOn Friday the Panthers were asked to write suspense. But not just any old suspense. Suspense that was carefully crafted to include strong verbs, adjectives, adverbs and 'edingly' sentence starters. That means sentences that start with ed, ing or ly. In other words adverbs. They were also asked to describe through the senses. What could they see, hear, smell, taste, feel. Here are three great examples.
On one stormy night I heard a vicious growl from beneath my bed. Shining my bright torch I gazed for a moment before I realized standing before me was the ghost of my nightmares. It was pure white and slightly see-through. I tried to scream but nothing came out. I felt a drop of rose red blood fall on my head. I looked up and saw a skeleton, chained to my ceiling. I screamed and looked back down and I was shrouded in darkness...
Weird noises and things started to happen at night. I wanted to go downstairs to get a snack. Taking a big breath I opened the creaky, dusty door. When I opened the door I saw a blood blue figure at the end of the hall. It looked like a bunny.
Guess what? The most creepy thing happened last night. Curled up against the damp, creaky and cobwebbed wall, I saw something odd. I smelt danger close by. Flashing bright lights flickered like whizzing butterflies in the air. I heard clashing on the window like somebody was breaking in. Suddenly a fat ugly hand came towards me like a sick snail.
Here are a couple of great pieces of writing form earlier in the week. Let us know what you liked about them by leaving a comment below.
Shaking with fear I plopped over my bed cover and scanned my bedroom. I think I saw an old lady standing at the end of my bed. She was white and slightly see though. She looked like she was over one hundred and twenty. Nervously, I reached out and flicked light switch on. I thought about calling my Mum but I was too scared if it might hear.
Squeezing Mr Ted and sweating with fear, the lights went out and the grave people were here. This was my worst fear come true. Nervous and terrified I took the covers from over my head and hesitantly flicked the light.
"Aaaaaah." There it was the grave person hanging over me. I tried screaming again but nothing came out. It had grabbed my mouth. It felt like a burglar grabbing me. Then I turned the light up to full beam and saw it was just my Dad in his halloween pjs and he was checking my temperature because I was sweating ever so much. I was fine, luckily. But then two years later it came back again, for real. I thought I was done for....
This is one of your learning log challenges. As we are about to learn about the Roman invasion of Britain here is a great opportunity to combine the facts that we learn with Storybird. A challenge has been created for you to write a picture book using the art of a particular artist.
Login to you account and click on assignments. There you will see your challenge. Watch and be inspired by the video, do a bit of research as you type. Add lots of facts, but in a poetic way, don't just list them. Try to paint a picture with your words. Remember all the techniques of crafty, poetic writing and please, spell correctly and punctuate.
Here is my attempt below.
Which countries came under Roman control?
When did this happen?
Who was the emperor at various times?
Watch the video below and note the dates and the emperors.
What dates saw the greatest expansion?
Who was emperor at that time?
When did the empire start to fall apart?
As we learn about the expansion and size of the empire, it will be useful to be able to name some of the countries that they invaded and then ruled. We should be aware that the countries did not really have borders as we know them today. The quiz below is a fun way to get to know the countries. Click on the next button in the lower right corner to see where all the countries are then place them in correct space. Please ignore the advertisement at the bottom. Good luck.
On Friday we learnt about the three different ruling systems in ancient Rome and we summarised the good, the bad and the interesting of each system. Below is the summary.
We're a class of year 3/4 children from Kenninghall in Norfolk.