My x-bot poem

April 29th, 2016

X-BOTS

My x-bot has…

Razor sharp pinchers to bite the watches off, so they can be as sneaky as a chameleon hiding in the spiky grass, stealthily hiding from humans

watch out x1’s could sneak attack you at any time, even midnight or at 1 or 2 o’clock in the morning,

so watch out for green x1’s or red x2’s or even the most dangerous the dark shiny black x3’s can get you they fly as fast as lightning and can cut through anything,

so WATCH OUT! This is your last warning.

Romans

January 29th, 2016

Life in Roman Britain

The Romans built new towns. These were often protected by walls and there was everything a citizen of Roman Britain would need inside – houses, shops, meeting spaces, workshops, temples and bathhouses.

They also built grand country houses called ‘villas’. These had many rooms, some with beautifully painted walls, mosaic floors and even central heating.

What were houses like?

Most of Roman Britain was a wild place, with forests and mountains where few people lived.

People mainly lived in small villages of wooden houses with thatched roofs, much as they had before the Romans arrived.

However, some wealthy Romans lived in villas and palaces. Villas were large farms with a big house for the owners. They had lots of servants and farm workers to help run the villa.

Most of the Roman villas found by archaeologists are in the south of England. The governor of Britain had a palace in London. Another palace was beside the sea, at Fishbourne (near Chichester in West Sussex).

What was inside a Roman villa?

Click on the labels to find out about the different rooms of a Roman villa.

4. What was a Roman family like?

Men were in charge of the family in Roman Britain. Mothers were thought to be less important than fathers.

Life for women in Roman times was often hard. Women were expected to run the home, cook meals and raise children. Wealthy women were lucky: they had slaves to do the work for them.

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.