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Ancient History: Glossary 3

Latin: language of the Roman city area, later spoken all over the Roman Empire.

North: the direction which is up from the centre line of the Earth (Equator).

Northern tribes: native tribes living in the Northern part of Spain before the Roman invasion.

Phoenicians: ancient civilization with maritime trading culture across the Mediterranean.

Roman Empire: phase of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by an autocratic form of government and large territorial holdings in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Roman Monarchy: phase of the Ancient Roman civilization characterized by the power of a king.

Roman Republic: phase of the Ancient Roman civilization where the Senate had the power to control the army.

Romans: ancient people from the city of Rome, who conquered almost all Europe and the Mediterranean countries, and made them provinces in the Roman Empire.

soldier: member of an army. Someone who serves in the military forces of a country.

South: the direction which is down from the centre line of the Earth (Equator).

temple: building for the worship of gods.

West: the direction towards which the sun sets; the direction which is on the left of a person facing North.


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Ancient History: Glossary 2

Celts: European people who once occupied part of Spain, whose modern descendants include the Welsh and the Bretons.

circus: a large oblong space surrounded by seats for the public in which chariot races took place in Rome.

collapse: to fail suddenly and completely; break down.

conquer: to take control of a country or city and its people by force, especially in a war.

Egyptians: ancient civilization from Egypt. They built pyramids, wrote with hieroglyphics and used the decimal system.

East: the direction from which the sun rises; the direction which is on the right of a person facing North.

forum: open place used for public business , where the Ancient Romans went to do their banking, trading, shopping…

Galician: language spoken in the Galician area, in the Northwest of Spain.

Greeks: ancient civilization from Greece, very important in Ancient History. They changed many things in Philosophy, Sports, Politics, Religion…

Iberians: ancient people that lived in the Iberian Peninsula before the Romans.

influence: influence to have an effect on someone or something without the use of direct force or command.

invasion: to attack in war when the enemy spreads into and tries to control a country, city…


Ancient History: Glossary 1

Ancient History: period of History starting with the first written evidences and finishing with the fall of the Roman Empire.

amphitheatre: large roofless building with rows of seats on a slope all round a central area.

aqueduct: bridge or pipe that carries water, especially one that is built higher than the land around it or that goes across a valley.

Basque: a native or inhabitant of the Basque country. The language of the Basque people; not related to any other language.

baths: place where Romans spent their free time going to thermal baths where they kept their bodies clean and where they chatted and took important decisions.

Carthaginians: ancient civilization coming from the city of Carthage in Tunisia.

Castilian: a native or inhabitant of Castile. One of the official languages of Spain, based on the ancient dialect of Castile; nowadays it is known as Spanish.

Catalan: a native or inhabitant of Catalonia in Eastern Spain. The language spoken there.

Celt-Iberians: group originated due to the integration of some Celts with the local Iberians in the Spanish Peninsula.


Investigate about ANCIENT HISTORY


1. Who lived in the Iberian Peninsula before the Romans?

2. When does Ancient History begin?

3. When does Ancient History end?

4. Did the Romans conquer the entire Peninsula?

5. Which event marks the difference between BC-AD?

6. Which Spanish languages come from Latin?

7. What are the most important evidences of Roman heritage in Spain?

8. Which were the most important civilizations that lived in Spain before the Romans?


9. How did the Romans change the life in Spain?

10. Which Ancient culture left the first writings?

11. Who were the most important civilizations in Ancient History?

12. What do you already know about Ancient History?


The ocean makes life on Earth possible, and it needs our help.

Most people don’t realize the long list of benefits the ocean provides us, nor how much we are connected and dependent on it. Just to name a few things; the ocean produces 70 to 80% of the oxygen we breath, generates $21 trillion in ecosystem services each year, and provides the main source of protein for 1/4 of the world’s population. And these are just a few of the amazing functions it offers this planet’s 6+billion people.

In the past 50 years the health of the ocean has declined dramatically due to the major 5. That’s right, the major 5. There are five serious threats that are causing this havoc; over fishing, pollution, invasive species, habitat destruction, and climate change.

Actions must be taken to address these problems in order for the ocean to recover and become healthy once again.

Come explore the ocean with us and find out how you can help.


Aquí tenéis diferentes videos con ejercicios de malabares, diábolos y otros números circenses.


Esperamos que os gusten y os sirvan.

Pedro y Cristina

What would you like to learn about? is a fun way to explore our history. We are who we are today, because of those who have gone before us. is packed with articles from early man, to recent historical events.

Enjoy learning about history!



Learn a bit more about History by clicking on the following links:

Modern World History (WW1 and WW2)

Ancient History and World History


Lots of love to you and

your lovely Mums!!


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Lots of you know that one of my favourite authors for kids is Roald Dahl, click on the link to find more about him and his stories.

Because everyday is Roald Dahl Day!!!

23rd April: WORLD BOOK DAY


23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

World Book Day for Kids

Treasure Hunt: EASTER

Are you ready for an Easter Treasure Hunt???

Go to to find the answers to these questions:

  1. When do they have the Tincunaco ceremony in Argentina?
  2. What is the name of the village where they perform the Passion play in Brazil?
  3. In Crete they eat paschal at Easter. What is it?
  4. What do people do in France when the bells ring on Easter Sunday?
  5. What time is the church service on Good Friday in Hungary?
  6. In Lebanon they eat maamoul at Easter. What are they?
  7. What do they call Easter Sunday in The Netherlands?
  8. In Ukrania people do Pysanky at Easter. What does this mean?

Use the dictionary to do the following activities:

1. Which two words do not follow the word Easter?

2. Answer the questions.
    1) What is another name for Easter Day?
    2) What is an Easter egg made of?
    3) What is in a hot cross bun?
    4) Where is Easter Island?
    5) Which comes first: Good Friday or Easter Sunday?

3. The word Easter probably comes from Eastre. Who was Eastre?
    a) a German religious writer
    b) a Christian leader
    c) a goddess of spring
    d) a rabbit from a folk tale

Go to this link and watch how to make hot cross buns! Now Complete the list of ingredients and have a go making some hot cross buns at home!

  1. 500 grams ………………………………….
  2. A teaspoon ………………………………….
  3. Two teaspoons mixed ………………….
  4. 50 grams caster ………………………….
  5. 7 grams sachet ………………………….
  6. 250 grams of mixed …………………….
  7. 250 ml warm ……………………………….
  8. 50 grams melted ………………………….
  9. 1 large beaten …………………………….

Go to this link and watch “The White House Easter Egg Roll”. Then answer these questions:

  • Who is speaking from the White House at the beginning?
  • What activities are shown?



It’s that time of year again…Easter!

I would like to offer you resources to create that Spring feeling in your house.

Learn this traditional Easter rhyme.

There are various ways to decorate eggs. Here’s one method. What did they use to decorate the eggs? Have you ever decorated an egg? How did you do it?

Check out all the possible Easter crafts. Choose a project and read the instructions to make one of the Easter crafts!

Send a friend or family member an animated e-card for Easter.

Go to this link and click on The Easter Story. Watch and read an illustrated story of Easter.


Look at the stars,

Look how they shine for you...

Have a wonderful Easter Holiday!!!

Love Beso

12th April: YURI'S NIGHT

12th April: YURI'S NIGHT

Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held on April 12 every year to commemorate space exploration milestones. The event is named for the first human to launch into space, Yuri Gagarin, who flew the Vostok 1 spaceship on April 12, 1961. In 2004, people celebrated Yuri’s Night in 34 countries in over 75 individual events. Locations have included Los Angeles, Stockholm, Antarctica, the San Francisco Bay Area, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and the International Space Station.

If you want to read more, click on this link.

This is my selection of interesting websites for this event. They all offer extra ideas, songs, crafts and many more resources. Happy surfing!

Yuri’s Night Blog

The Solar System: Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy for Kids Online

The Nine Planets – For Kids

FT Magazine


Learning to be happy, a video that cheers you up.


No matter what happens around you.


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Pincha en la imagen, reta a algún compañero y diviértete comprobando quién tiene más respuestas acertadas.

Enjoy it!!!

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KET Speaking Test


Isn’t it interesting to have the opportunity of watching a real oral test?

I’m sure you can do it better, can’t you?  Guiño

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