Overview of topic for the term
Topic: Ancient Greece
Hooks: Artefacts / Ancient Greek architecture walk through Canterbury / trip to the Beaney Museum
Class book / Key texts: Marcia Williams Greek myth stories
Leading subjects & key curriculum links:
Overview: When and where were the first plays shown in the first theatres? What is the origin of democracy? Why do many buildings have columns on the front? Why will thousands of athletes (including Miss Cullen) run just over 26 miles through London on April 28th 2019?
The answer to all of these questions lies thousands of years ago in southern Europe. Ancient Greece was the birthplace of mathematics, drama, science, medicine, poetry, competitive sport, elections… and so much more.
During terms 4 and 5, Year 6 will be exploring the rich culture of the Ancient Greeks and its enduring impact on our lives in the modern world. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the austere, war-loving Spartans and the philosophically-inclined Athenians. They will make their own Greek vases, sample the delights of Ancient Greek cookery, participate in their own Olympic Games and study some of the fascinating Greek myths.