Year 4 have been learning about the Romans. Share your most interesting fact about the Ancient Romans and their Empire here.
Hi Year 4,
I love history and I especially love learning about the Romans. One of the most interesting places I have visited is the ancient city of Pompeii which was destroyed and covered in ash when Mount Vesuvius (a volcano) erupted in AD79. There are plaster casts of men, women, children and animals who died when they got covered in the burning volcanic ash. They must have been terrified. I am returning to Italy this summer to visit Herculaneum – another city destroyed by the volcano.
Hello Year 4,
We have been learning about Romans at Haworth Primary too.
We have completed our own reports about Romans, you can find some of them on our blog below:
We have also used wallwisher to collect facts: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/hpsy4romans
Also our own Roman Newspapers! http://y4haworthprimary2011.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/roman-newspaper/
We hope you enjoyed your work as much as we did.
What a great idea to see Lees and Haworth blogging together on the same topic. This is true collaborative learning in action.
Miriam Lord, Bradford.
The first Roman city was Camulodunum also called Colonia Vitricencis. It was the seat of Roman power and governance of Brittania until sacked during the Boudiccan revolt. London was then established as a seat of governance, and only became important after the Camulodunum event.
Umar I am delighted that you are now commenting on the blogs of other schools. This caught me by surprise but has made me feel really proud.
The Romans gave Britain many things such as:
The Calendar – The month ‘July,’ in fact, is named after Julius Caesar himself!
Laws and a legal system
Aqueducts (bridges for water)
They had vomitoriums but they are not what I thought they were. I’ll let you find out what they were!
The Ancient Roman Empire was one of the biggest ones the world has ever known, and lasted for more than seven Centuries. Ancient Romans spoke Latin.
Romans are very popular.They mostly live in the Antcient.
When the Ancient had no electricity they used candle lights.The first Roman country was Colonia.Romans are very popular.
Alisha A 5WS
Miriam Lord Community Primary School
Life for women in Roman times was often hard. Mother was less important than father in the family. Father had the power of life or death over everyone. When a new baby was born it would be laid at its father’s feet – if the father picked the baby up it would live, but if he ignored the baby it would be taken away to die. Women were expected to run the home, cook meals, and raise children. If they were wealthy, women were lucky; they had slaves to do the work.
Many girls were married at the age of 14. Marriages were often arranged between families. A man could divorce his wife if she did not give birth to a son. Many women died young (in their 30s), because childbirth could be dangerous, and diseases were common.
The Romans came to Britain 2000 years a go and changed our country.Even today evidence of the Romans being here,can be seen in the ruins of Roman buildings,forts,roads,an baths can be found all over Britain.
The Romans live in Rome,a city in the centre of the country Italy.One day,some years before Jesus Christ was born,the Romans came to Britain.They went back to Italy because their homes were being attacked by fierce tribes and even soldier was needed.Men wore a knee length tunic, either sleeveless or short sleeves.Roman men wore a long cloak over their tunic,which was like a wide shawl that was draped over the shoulder and carefully wrapped around the body. Important Romans dressed in a long robe called a toga.
Miriam Lord Community Primary School
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