A message from Patrick- 20th May 2020

Good day!


How has everyone’s day been? I hope you have had a good day and enjoy the next chapter of the book we are reading on Purple Mash.


As you can see, the main picture when you click on the blog is an old stone stadium. It is the colosseum. Give me an interesting fact each about it and the time when it was built.


I want to just say thank you to Yi-Sheng for sending some excellent work from Week 5 on home learning. He has done a very persuasive letter arguing for a recycling scheme another letter arguing very well for animal rights. I am so impressed and very happy that he has sent that to me and I hope to see more work like this from everyone.


Finally, Michelle made a very good point yesterday regarding Davmie’s riddle from a few weeks ago. We never actually got the answer!


What flies and never dies? 


Would you be able to give the answer Davmie and then see if anyone can answer this one:


What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?


I look forward to seeing your answers to the riddle, individual facts about the colosseum, and any questions you have in the comment section. I hope you all have a good day!


Take care,





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  • Sophia says:

    I want to send you some work but I keep having a lot of trouble trying to send it to the school website.

    • Patrick Creane says:

      Sophia you will have to email it to the email address that I sent your report to. I know you said you struggled with it but if you get your parents to have one more go and make sure you can send it then it will be very good for the future as well.
      I would very much like to see more of the work you have been doing!

      • Sophia says:

        Patrick,I checked the email I had to use but my mum’s gmail does not work.Can I just try to do it on yahoo instead?

        • Patrick Creane says:

          Yes- use any email address that works. It can be gmail, yahoo, hotmail, outlook or any of them!

  • weda says:

    good thanks you

  • Davmie says:

    What flies and never dies? Air.

  • Davmie says:

    And for your new riddles is it… Shore & shorter?

  • Davmie says:

    1. The Colosseum is an iconic symbol of the Roman Empire. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions. On Good Fridays, the Pope leads a torch lit “Way of the Cross” procession around the various levels of the amphitheatre.
    2. There were many events that occurred at the Colosseum. Gladiator fights are the most well known, but there were animal fights and sea battles. The animal fights and gladiator fights were single deaths at a time and the Romans wanted more death and more excitement.
    3. The Colosseum was actively used for four centuries for the purpose of providing free public entertainment, usually in the form of bloody games and battles.
    4. In 217, the Colosseum was badly damaged by a major fire (caused by lightning, according to Dio Cassius) which destroyed the wooden upper levels of the amphitheatre’s interior. It was not fully repaired until about 240 and underwent further repairs in 250 or 252 and again in 320.
    5.One of the most unique aspects about the Colosseum was the underground section that was underneath the main floor. It has 32 animal pens and 80 vertical shafts that allowed an instant access to the arena so that scenery could be placed or animals could be released to be put on display.

    • Patrick Creane says:

      Thank you Davmie- that is a lot! Remember to put the work into your own words though as this is the best way to check your own understanding. It is very interesting though.

  • Yi Sheng says:

    1) The Colosseum was built between 72 A.D and 80 A.D under the Emperor Vespasian, in the heart of Ancient Rome.
    2) It has 80 entrances.
    3) It took 6 to 8 years to build the Colosseum.
    4) It’s original name was the Flavian Amphitheater.
    5) The Colosseum could seat 50,000.

  • Sophia says:

    Well.The colosseum is the source of history after all.

  • weda says:

    short and sore

  • Sophia says:

    Is it short?

  • Sophia says:

    Patrick,I had sent you two photos of my prize and it’s on Yahoo mail.Remember that it is on the page you did about school resources.Please do check them both out and I hope you like them.Thank you so much for telling me to send it onto Yahoo and hopefully I can continue to do this every day.

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