Y5 & Y6 Ancient Greek Day

22nd February 2018

Today, Y5 & Y6 enjoyed an Ancient Greek workshop day to enhance their history curriculum. Over the course of the day, they covered everything from the warring city states, the birth of democracy and Greek legends to Alexander the Great and Greek culture, our warriors make learning about the Ancients Greeks a fun and inspiring experience, while also providing maximum educational value.

The activities began with a short introduction to Greek life and culture, followed by four Greek activities:

  • A Greek quiz, with loads of fun Greek facts for the children to discover
  • Archimedes’ Stomachion – the oldest known mathematical puzzle
  • Petteia, the Greek strategy game
  • Myths and legends – the children were transported to a Greek theatre where they re-enact Greek myths and legends

Later, their Greek warrior demonstrated his weapons and armour. They explored the differences between the city states of Athens and Sparta are explored, took a lesson in democracy, and enjoyed a mini Olympic Games!

The great battle of Gaugamela between Alexander the Great and King Darius brought a fun and educational day to an close!