Greek Myths have been a real hit in Oak Class. They have enjoyed retelling the story of Medusa and Perseus in their own words some thinking about using descriptive language to engage the reader.
In science, the children have been recreating the story of Daedalus and Icarus.
During History, we looked at some artefacts found by Heinrich Schliemann in 1893 believed to be artefacts found in the ancient city of Troy. The children came up with some great questions during the enquiry stage and answered their question once they had researched the artefacts.
We are going to miss the topic of Greek Myths but next half term will be exploring Greece itself.
Have a great half term and we'll see you all bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday 7th June.
It has been so amazing watching the children really engage and share with us, their excitement for learning the next Myth in our journey. They have really enjoyed Perseus and Medusa, they made character cards to show their learning. The children has also learnt about the 12 most important Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology.
In computing, we are starting to support the children to independently log-on to their chrome books and explore basic computer skills.
Our art lessons over the past few weeks have been looking at Greek pottery, how they decorated the pots and the columns. Here are the children recreations of their pots and columns.
This week, in maths we have been recapping our knowledge of fractions. Investigating halves and quarters of number and shapes. Some of the class investigated how many times a piece of paper could be folded in half. Can you find all 8 ways?
In English, we have learnt about a new Greek myth Icarus and Daedalus. Having read different version the class were really interested the idea of the idea of differences in story telling.
In the afternoon, the class looked at the differences between Sparta and Athens. We looked how education, government, Geography, life of boys and girls were different in the two areas In Ancient Greece. The class then enjoyed a debate about where they would rather live with some interesting ideas. See below.
" Athens because you get a choice of what you can do" Jack
" Athens as you get to go to school" Murphy
"Sparta because girls would be trained to box" Grace
" Athens because I can choose to be in the army" Rafi
" Athens because you had a tiny bit more choice. Sparta because I would get to go into the mountains. (But I'd prefer Postbridge or Chagford, honestly!)" George
In French we have been looking eye colour, hair length and appearance. Can they tell which they have?
Here is some help. ( The red id some help with pronunciation).
We had a very theatrical start to the week this week. Continuing our Ancient Greek myths topic we turned our focus onto the story of King Midas. The children took great delight in bringing his character to life by role playing and then writing out dialogue between him and The Satyr who granted his wish. It was great to see everyone show off their greedy, selfish and eventually remorseful sides.
In maths the children have been experimenting with and investigating perimeter. They have used a range of methods to calculate the distance around the outside of many different shapes. They have used their previous knowledge of rectangles and squares to work out perimeters in efficient ways.