Greek Day

 

On Tuesday 26th March years 4,5 and 6 had a Greek day to celebrate their learning of Ancient Greece as their topic. What a wonderful day we had.

To start the day we were greeted by Nikademus who sent us through the portal to Ancient Greece, where we began with a quiz.

 

We then tested our logic with some traditional Ancient Greek games.

Before we learnt some battle strategies, we had the chance to test our javelin skills by throwing them at Nikademis, this obviously was very entertaining!

After break was when the real fun started. We had the opportunity to try on real Ancient Greek armour and explore the weaponry used during battle; this was very exciting. We couldn’t believe the size of some the swords and how heavy the shields were; We found out that the soldiers carried these for miles!

Next it was time for the feast! We enjoyed a lot of Greek Cuisine and are very grateful to Greek On The Docks for supplying such amazing food for us to try. We think everybody at least tried something new! Also thank you to Mrs Mason for organising this and also giving up her time to go and collect the food!

After having such huge amounts of food, we were ready and energised for the afternoon’s events. We began by learning some very cool battle techniques, and used them to create an army and charge at the teachers!!

During the second part of the afternoon, we competed in an Ancient Greek style Olympic games. Well done to the Spartans for achieving the most points, although this was a very close competition and everyone did well. We think Mrs Hulse helped gain the Spartans some points as her aiming was much better than Miss Bramley’s!

It was a shame to see such a brilliant day coming to end, but we finalised it by re-telling a myth through drama. This was very entertaining.

Miss Bramley, Mrs Hulse and Miss Stroud were so proud of you all, for your fantastic participation, enthusiasm and excellent behaviour. Watching the enjoyment you were all experiencing through the whole day was very rewarding!

We would like to thank all of the parents and helpers who created such brilliant costumes for the children (we know this is not always an easy task). Everyone looked amazing and your cooperation is very appreciated!

We hope the children had a brilliant day and could share lots of their new knowledge and experiences 🙂