Saturday, 7 January 2012

Barry learns about the Ancient Greeks

Hello everyone, sorry I haven't written (typed) for a while but as most of you know I had a broken arm after a very dodgy game in the playground a few weeks back but it is getting much better now.

Before the holidays I had the best time ever when I learned all about the Ancient Greeks at the Year 6 Greek open day. It was such a lot of fun and there were so many people. Year 6 were there of course but the rest of the school came to visit, so did parents, governors, other head teachers and visitors too.

Year 6 had gone a little bit crazy and had decorated not only their classroom but corridors and stairways too. Everything was set up like a proper museum and you were met by curators who gave you an ipod to be able to learn even more about the museum artefacts using QR codes.

There were so many different things to look at. I learned all about Greek gods, pottery, myths, writing, maths, geography and books to read even before I got into the classrooms. The QR codes were fantastic as I could look at some of the children's work and then using my ipod find out more information about each item on the internet. The curators were really helpful and friendly and just outside the classroom there was even a shop where you could buy flags, postcards and a Greek newspaper.

Year 6 Greek Museum on PhotoPeach

In 6JC there were lots of different activities to try. The Year 1 children especially seemed to have the most fun and everybody who visited was very excited because they all left with their own greek artefacts that they could make. 

6DY Greek plays on PhotoPeach

Next door in 6DY there were 2 Greek plays that were repeated many many times throughout the day so that everyone could see them. The year 6 children had written them and directed them by themselves and they were brilliant. 6DY did their own version of Theseus and the Minataur and 6JC did Persephone and the Pomegranite. There was even a Greek cafe so that you could have some refreshments whilst you watched the plays. 

It was a really fun day. My favourite activity was making the ebook using the e2bn Story Creator software. 

Did you come to the Greek day? What was your favourite activity?