We had a visitor come in to teach us all about life as an Ancient Greek citizen. We learned about how they lived and how they survived through the brutal age of fighting. We listened to the creation myth and realised how the Gods were thought up. We trained as boy Spartan soldiers or relaxed as Spartan ladies. We got to hold our own mini-Olympics and had competitors from four Greek cities (Corinth won!).
We completed some independent research and found out that when little boys were born they were checked by 5 men and if they weren't perfect they were sent to a mountain to stay overnight. If they survived, they were allowed to join the Spartan army. BUT... most did not survive!
We really enjoyed our day exploring the life of an Ancient Greek citizen.
This is so practical because we are going to be using real tiles, adhesive and grout just like a real tiler. It will teach us how to cut different materials (tile) that we have not used before. We had to create our own design to use as a template. This design had to be really simple.
The finished product...
Year 5 French Bootcamp
Year 5 planned a bootcamp in French with a number of physical exercises including press-ups, star jumps, bench dips, burpees and squat thrusts. They executed the bootcamp following work in class on exercise and body parts in French. The children followed this by recording their results in French.
One child said, " I can now record by numbers in French more confidently."