The children now know all about the Ancient Greeks and how the Olympic games used to be. We were shocked to find out that there were no photos or TVs back then! After asking more questions about this, the children said that they wanted to know more about what the Ancient Greeks did for entertainment, so expect to see some theatre masks next week and to perhaps hear some exciting myths.
We designed our own Greek pots which showed some of the old sports and even had a go at doing a few of these sports outside. Ask your children about how strange long jump used to be...you'll be surprised at the differences! At Hickling Barn we were able to try even more new sports too.
The children have written some adverts for the old Olympics on 'old' paper, which are in the classroom if you wish to have a read and even our maths has been Olympic themed! And finally, we used some clay and made our own Greek pots, which will be coming home tomorrow. I won't share the photos of the finished products as they are being shared in assembly tomorrow and I would hate to ruin the surprise, but have a look at us working hard to create them...
Have a fab weekend (:
Update - now that we have shown our pots in assembly, here are the painted versions. Well done all!