21 thoughts on “13.01.16 Spelling Games

  1. This time I went on a laptop and I managed to go on the link!!! I got 10 out of 10 on all of them!!! Hope someone comes on – still lonely😑😂😎

  2. The Romans had a story about how their city began. According to legend, Rome was founded by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who were the sons of the god Mars.
    As babies, the boys were left to drown in the River Tiber by their evil uncle, but they were rescued by a wolf. When the boys were older, they took revenge on their uncle and killed him.
    Afterwards, the twins decided to start a new city, but they squabbled about where to build it. Romulus wanted to build it on the Palatine Hill and Remus preferred the Aventine Hill.
    To find out who was right, they looked for a sign from the gods. However, they couldn’t agree on that either and both thought the gods were favouring them.
    One day, the twins got in a fight after Remus made fun of Romulus. Remus was killed and Romulus named the new city ‘Roma’ after himself!

    This story of how Rome began was on BBC Bitesize. I never knew how Rome began!!! Interesting☺

  3. In 49 BC, Rome’s greatest general was Julius Caesar. He had complete control of the army, but he wanted to rule Rome like a king again. Some senators didn’t like this and they killed him in 44 BC.

  4. They did chariot races- teams of blue green red and white. There were either pulled by 4 or 2 horses. Gladiator fights were often captured soldiers slaves or criminals who would fight each other or fight wild animals. The emperor would decide if he lived or died. Theatre was also very popular. They wore masks to show if the character was happy or sad. The actor would wear a red wig if he was a slave. Sometimes an actor had to stretch his arms and shout to get the audiences attention. They went on for hours.

  5. If a place-name has ‘chester’, ‘caster’ or ‘cester’ in it, it’s almost certainly Roman (for example, Gloucester, Doncaster and Manchester). The word ‘chester’ comes from the Latin word ‘castrum’ which means ‘a fort’.
    London was a Roman city too, although they called it ‘Londinium’. When the Romans invaded, they built a fort beside the River Thames. This was where traders came from all over the empire to bring their goods to Britain. It grew and grew, until it was the most important city in Roman Britain.
    I found these facts on BBC Bitesize as well. It’s like the Vikings only Viking name-places ended in different things like ‘gate’ or ‘ford’.

    1. I agree, this is exactly like the type of work we did on investigating Viking settlements: I love how you’ve linked your learning in this way 🙂 Do you think you could find out which places near to us would have been there during Roman times?

  6. Gateford ,Osberton,Ranby,Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Am I right that these are some of the Roman settlements?

    1. You’re right they are. If you wanted to, you could even find out about smaller areas within each of the counties 🙂

  7. All the roads they built were remarkably straight. The Romans knew that the shortest distance from one place to another is a straight line, but their roads did zigzag sometimes, to make going uphill easier.When they built a road across boggy ground, Roman engineers put down bundles of sticks and sheepskins as foundations, to stop the road sinking.The heavy goods vehicle of Roman Britain was a four-wheeled cart pulled by up to eight oxen.The Romans buried their dead along roads out of town. The idea was that ghosts would not find their way back to their old homes. Roman towns had public lavatories (for men). There were large pottery jars at street corners for men and boys to ‘wee’ in. The jars were emptied at night.Urine was a useful chemical. It was used to bleach cloth!😕 Romans also used urine to make toothpaste!😖The finest Roman homes had glass windows, but because the glass was thick and usually a greenish colour, it can’t have been very light inside.

  8. I haven’t managed to find places near us but managed to find other places not near us. A Roman place is very likely to end with ‘cester’ ‘chester’ or ‘caster’.

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