We’ve had a great day as Ancient Greeks. We began by preparing our feast then found out more about the Olympics. We practised Zorba’s dance and even Mr Abbott and Mrs Rawson had a try at keeping up! Next, we held our own Olympics before finishing off with the feast. What was your best part?
We had a brilliant visit to Weston Park Museum in Sheffield today. When I asked for feedback in one word for our workshop leader, some of your suggestions included: amazing, brilliant, awesome, jaw-dropping, fun and creative. Can you share your thoughts about the day in more detail here?
Share your thoughts about the projects here. What have you enjoyed? Who else’s projects do you like? How could we make it even better next time?
Here is a Real Life Maths challenge. If we have at least 10 correct responses before Monday 7th November, I will build in some time to make the bread for real before Christmas.
Ingredients to make 1 loaf (serves 6)
- 15g fresh yeast
- 500g strong white bread flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
We will need to make enough for all of the children plus an extra loaf for the staff to try as well. What are the total quantities of ingredients that we will need? How much is it going to cost?
Some people have suggested that we have a post where you share good links to websites that have helped you to complete parts of the project.
Here is a good link to information on triremes.
Remember – read through all of the comments on this post as your question may have already been answered earlier on in the conversation…
On Friday morning, we began our new topic about Ancient Greece by competing in some challenges based around Greek gods and goddesses. I’ve now checked your answers and Apollo group were the winners of both morning challenges! In the afternoon launch, we enjoyed working with our adults (and using their phones!) to try to find out more about monsters in Greek mythology. The afternoon winners were….. Apollo group again! What a group! Our commission this term is to create our own oral myths and we will share them at the end of term.
To help us develop the plots for the myths, your next challenge is to begin researching heroes in Greek mythology. Post your findings here and receive a stamp on the blog log 🙂
We’ve had a very creative time this week in Year 6: we have been developing our sketching skills by trying to represent the Parthenon; using wax crayons to do some scratch art based on Ancient Greek images; sketching mythical beasts and using Thinking Skills to create our own versions. Finally, we finished the week by designing and making our own Ancient Greek style vases. Have a look at a few of the photos of us using the clay then let us know what your highlights of the week have been…
Following our expert topic sessions, can anyone share some of their new expert knowledge? Why not send us a reply and amaze everyone with your fantastic research /presentation skills?
Text by Leah, Millie, Kayleigh and Courtney
This week we have begun writing our newspapers in Literacy and did our first Priory’s All Write. We also wrote different styles of poem for the Out of this World Competition. We have been learning lots of Geographical language for our topic work and we went on our visit to Weston Park Museum.
What did we do on the trip? Do you remember anything about Athena and any facts that Anita told us?
Science: with Mrs Dorrington we classified plants. Can you remember what the sorts of plants she brought in were?
Thinking about the fables that you read this afternoon with Mrs Howard, can you summarise what the moral of each tale was?
Does anybody know of any more of Aesop’s fables and what their morals are? Has anyone found the moral of Mrs Howard’s favourite tale yet?