The Groovy Greeks Year 5 and 6 History day

This half term in English and History, Year 5 and 6 have been learning about Ancient Greece. It was a wonderful experience to meet a 'real' Ancient Greek soldier, who showed us more about what it was like to live in Ancient Greece. We made bracelets which we dedicated to the Greek gods. Unfortunately, we were then forced to fight a terrible battle, during which the two armies had to use Greek battle tactics to protect their banners and defeat the enemy! Finally, we heard the exciting story of the Battle of Thermopylae. 

One excited Year 5 pupil said, "I learnt lots especially about women in Sparta. I liked that after they had children, they could do whatever they wanted." 

Mrs MacDonald commented, "The children really enjoyed the re-enactments. It's always good to see history brought to life."