The Groovy Greeks
A brilliant effort in Class 4 today as we have been applying our historical knowledge to a DT project by making models of Spartan warriors and the infamous Parthenon. Although I am still to be convinced that the names the groups gave to their warriors ‘Frank’ and ‘Gary’ were traditional Greek names!
This week in History we have been investigating the origins of democracy in Ancient Greece. As part of our British values, we have researched who is legally allowed to vote in the UK and have debated whether the voting age in the UK should be lowered.
In summer term we have been very busy learning about the Ancient Greeks: so far in our topic we have located Greece on a map and learned about which myth gives the Aegean Sea its name. Following our amazing play in a day with Conflux Theatre (photos below), we have been learning about the origins of Greek theatre in History and are starting to write our own play scrips inspired by the myth of King Midas and the Golden Touch. We have been learning about the difference between Athenians and Spartans and debated which polis – or city state – we would rather be born into.
East Barnby June 2018
After our exciting Thursday we have just had tuck shop and are getting ready for the talent show!
Another fun-packed day of activities at East Barnby! (Wednesday)
Year 6 have had a very exciting first couple of days at East Barnby. They have been trying some new activities including body boarding, mountain biking, canoeing and rock climbing and making lots of new friends too!
They are looking forward to our campfire tonight…
Welcome back I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are looking forward to the term ahead. We have a lot to look forward to including our exciting new topic The Ancient Greeks. We will be exploring the country’s population and landscape in Geography and learning about the the Ancient Greek traditions, Athenians and Spartans in History. We have kick-started our new English topic by looking at the myth of Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds creating storyboards and short pieces of drama to retell the story. In PE our skills will be striking and fielding in rounders (Tuesday afternoon) and athletics (Thursday afternoon).
Last Friday afternoon, the Class 4 girls had a wonderful talk from Mrs Helen Gardiner, the first UK fighter pilot, who came to speak to the girls on how to pursue their dreams.
Please keep an eye out for new updates on our Class blog through the following link: https://www.huby.n-yorks.sch.uk/category/class-4-blog/
Some helpful websites for revision in Class 4:
A fantastic website covering all topics of the curriculum with quizzes for each one- try and test yourself!
A range of interactive Maths games on each topic of the curriculum.
Try beating your own score on the multiplication/division facts game!
A website we have used in our revision sessions to practise speed reading.
Helpful tool which breaks down sentences into their word classes.
A range of resources based on spelling and grammar.
Chess club has been in full swing this lunch time!
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