Ancient Greece comes to Year Five
- Prep School News
Year 5 had a brilliant learning experience and looked toga-tastic in their Ancient Greek costumes.
Year 5 had a brilliant learning experience and looked toga-tastic in their Ancient Greek costumes. We spent a morning doing our very best to, ‘please the gods,’ as our men had all gone off to war against the advancing Persian army. We made paintings on tiles, sculptures in soap, figures out of clay and even made our own wax tablets. Fishes for Poseidon, god of the sea, to speed our allies across the seas to help us. Owls for Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, to fortify and aid us in our battles. There was no time to lose!
We learned many interesting facts about the Ancient Greeks during our activities and enjoyed finding out even more through our roleplay. Master Plews sold some of us as slaves to the other teachers and we even discovered some spies in our midst. They were gaining information for the Persian army but were dealt with quickly through our use of democracy. We voted to take their possessions away, burn their houses and take all of their money - which seemed fair! We could have thrown them from the Acropolis.
The afternoon was made for celebration. We learned that we had won the war and defeated the pesky Persians through our superior strength and strategy. Clearly we had pleased the gods with our morning efforts. We toasted the efforts of our heroes with wine (Ribena) and an assortment of Greek delicacies. Later we watched and performed an assortment of plays, songs and dances. The Ancient Greeks have lots of fantastic, gruesome and gory myths.
A fun time was had by all and we all decided that the Ancient Greeks were pretty cool and full of fascinating facts. Well done to all of Year Five for taking such an active role in the sessions and making it the great success that it was.
- Year 5