Well hello and welcome to Friday’s home learning. We have made it to the end of another week and as always I have been blown away by your hard work and dedication. Keep it up you are all making me so proud.
Now let’s join Mrs Thomas and Craig for our Friday worship.
In maths today I would like you to look at the worksheet below and decide how you would work out each question. Think about doing it mentally first, then with a jotting and then with a formal method.
Now as a Friday treat have a go at this nice maths game all about multiples. Defend your spaceship by blasting the right answers.
In English today, I would like to end our SPaG week with prefixes.
What is a prefix? I hear you say, well…
A prefix is a group of letters placed before the root of a word. For example, the word “unhappy” consists of the prefix “un-” (which means “not”) combined with the root (or stem) word “happy”; the word “unhappy” means “not happy.”
Follow the instructions on the sheets and complete the prefixes in your exercise books. With this you need to read them carefully out loud a few times to be sure they make sense.
In topic today we are looking at Roman Roads.
Roman roads were designed to be a very efficient way to connect towns, ports and forts and were so well planned and built that many still exist to this day. On maps today they are still marked as ROMAN ROADS.
To make sure that their roads could cope with heavy use, the Romans used crushed stone to make the surfaces strong and help drain away water. They also built them as straight as possible – to stop enemies from hiding around corners! To keep the roads straight, bonfires were lit a long way from each other, and slave workers built the road between those points.
These roads were primarily for the army, connecting camps at first then as the empire was established, towns and cities.
Roman Roads used deep roadbeds of crushed stone as an underlying layer to ensure that they kept dry, as the water would flow out from the crushed stone, instead of becoming mud in clay soils. The legions made good time on these roads and some are still used millennia later.
The Roman design generally consisted of four layers (top to bottom) as follows:
- Summa Crusta (surfacing): Smooth, blocks bedded in underlying layer.
- Nucleus: A kind of base layer composed of gravel and sand with lime cement.
- Rudus: The third layer was composed of rubble masonry and smaller stones also set in lime mortar.
- Statumen: Two or three courses of flat stones set in lime mortar.
The way roads were built wouldn’t change for around 1,200 years.
Now here your task to do over the weekend or early next week. You are going to make a roman road. I have attached a guide picture to help you but don’t feel like you need to use these ingredients exactly. Use items that you have in your house if you do not have the exact same ones as the image.
I can not wait to see your creations. Have fun and take a picture before you eat them and send it in. Good luck Romans.
Mr Turton’s Joke of the day.
How does NASA plan a party?
Have great weekend everyone, keep smiling.