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In English, we have read a variety of Greek myths and legends. However, we have focused on the well-known Greek myth and legend 'Icarus and Daedalus.' We have been working on our story-telling skills and have re-told the myth in a variety of different ways including:

  • Freeze-frames 
  • Stepping out a story
  • Hot-seating

 

This has helped us understand the characters thoughts and feelings, which has helped us retell the story with more detail/ emotion. Here are some pictures of our English lesson which has led up to us re-writing the story of Icarus and Deadlus.

 

Freeze-Frames

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Hot-Seating

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Stepping out a story

Story of Icarus and Daedalus

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Art 

 

Greek vases played an important role in helping us understand what life was like in Ancient Greece. During our research, we learnt a lot about Ancient Greek vases. Here are some facts we learnt:

 

  • The vases tell stories/ tell us about daily life
  • It's the iron content in the clay that gives the vases their colour
  • There were different purposed for the vases, for example carrying things, decoration, they drank from them
  • They were buried 

 

 

We then designed our own Greek vase which told a story. Here is an example of one of our plans: 

 

 

After this lesson, we then applied paint to our favourite design. 

 

Using clay to make Greek vases

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Our learning doesn't stop at home!

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Sharing Afternoon - Thank you to our Year 6 visitors!

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Greek Food Tasting (Gem Treat)

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