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Ancient Greece

 

Year 4 are learning about Ancient Greece, including what it may have looked like, Ancient Greek Myths and the Olympics.

 

The first Ancient Greek myth that year 4 have studied is Theseus and the Minotaur. After listening to the story we needed to consider if Theseus did the right thing by killing the Minotaur. As the people of Crete, we decided to put Theseus on trial and write a witness account of what we saw. As a majority, we decided that Theseus should not have killed the Minotaur as it was probably just hungry! 

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The Olympics

The children have enjoyed learning about the ancient Olympics and they completed this to the modern day games. They were very surprised to hear that the competitors were naked! 

Year 4 have been learning about all things Ancient Greece. We have been looking at what the cities used to be called, what they used to believe in and how the area was run. We looked at how the Olympic were founded and how they have changed over the years. 

The children also looked at the importance of Greek theatre. They pretended that they had gone to watch a play and then wrote a review about it. The children also learnt about Greek gods and their impact on the way the Greeks lived. The children looked at Athens and Sparta. They compared the two areas and debated which one they would rather be part of. We finished the topic off by eating some of the food they would have eaten in those times. Some of the children tried food they had never tried before! 

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