Calum's class have now finished their project on the Lewis Chessmen but I asked him to write me a couple of paragraphs about what he had learned about them. He was quite excited when I told him we would put it on the blog!
Calum wrote his facts in Gaelic so I shall do you all the favour of translating them into English! I've done it as literally as possible, with no editing!
The Lewis Chessmen are made out of ivory from a walrus and they were made by the Vikings. The chessmen were found on a beach in Uig on Lewis. It was Calum who found them.
There are 16 pieces in a side: 8 pawns, 2 castles, 2 knights, 2 bishops a king and a queen.
Two people are allowed to play.
I think he was quite chuffed that they were found by someone called Calum!
He also drew a wee picture:
If you want to find out slightly more than a 7 year old can tell you about the chessmen you can read about them here.
Never let it be said that my blog is not informative!
Gaelic word(s) of the day:
tàileasg (tal-eshg) - chess
Lochlannaich (loch-lan-eech) - Vikings
Remember and keep those ch's at the back of your throat!
Yes, I know Viking is perhaps not the most crucial word in the Gaelic vocabulary, but I think it is such a great word I had to have it in today!