Topic wk beg 20th April
As we are not back at school just yet, we thought we would start our new topic anyway, which is Romans.
For your first challenge, we would like you to find out what you can about the Romans and then write a short report, a little like the ones we have already done this year for The Stone Age and Electricity. Here is a reminder of how those reports looked:
Click on each picture to see a larger version of it.
You can, of course, find your own information.
Then choose three or four subjects to write about - here are some suggestions:
The Army Gods
Art and Entertainment Daily Life
Inventions Aqueducts Central Heating
- Choose three or four headings and write some things that you remember about them
- Design your report on a piece of paper so you know what it will look like before you do your final one
You should aim for about four or five sentences in each paragraph.
Write the report in the past tense because it is historical.
Use words like ‘to, because, which, that’ to add explanation.
Use tier 3 words. Remember, tier 3 words are subject specific which means words that you would only really use if you were thinking about the Romans or history. For example: mosaic, centurions, amphitheatre, villa, aqueduct
Write at least two sentences about each thing so that it doesn’t just sound like a set of facts - rather than:
The Romans made viaducts which were large brick structures that transported water to towns.
The Romans made viaducts which were large brick structures that transported water to towns. Using these, water was taken to public baths, latrines, fountains, and private households.
The Romans were very clever and they invented many things that we still use today. One of the most famous is a method of central heating which is called hypocaust. Beneath buildings there was a space that was filled with hot air from a small furnace. When this space became hot, it warmed up the floor so it was pleasant to walk on. If the building needed more heat, several flues (like chimneys) would be built from below the ground up to the rooms. Today archaeologists often find hypocaust remains because they were already underground.
When you have finished, remember to read it carefully and see if it says what you want it to say.
If you can, please take a picture and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like us to put your work on the website then please ask your parents to give their permission in an email.