This term we will be looking at a modern author whilst learning about some very ancient characters. We will get stuck into Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief as well as dipping in to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods by Rick Riordan. We will also be writing some non-fiction finding out about great Greek philosophers like Socrates and his famous pupils, Plato and Aristotle.
The birthplace of democracy, the foundations of modern philosophy and one of the greatest empires of the Ancient World – there is so much to find out about Ancient Greece, it’s impossible to get bored! Children will be encouraged to consider their own questions and look carefully at sources to determine how reliable they are, investigating and presenting their findings to the class. As well as our extremely grown up research methods we will, of course, be getting a little silly too, no history project would be complete without getting dressed up in Grecian tunics and having a banquet! More on that as the term goes on…
Last week Cedar class dressed up as Ancient Greeks for the day. They took part in several activities: Learning to write their names in Greek. Crushing grapes to make wine the old fashioned way! Creating their own salad after taste testing a Greek one. Making hoplite helmets, learning to dance Zorba The Greek and finally testing our knowledge of gods and goddesses with an Ancient Greek treasure hunt!
Friday spellings test; homework and spellings given out
Reading is a very important part of Cedar Class...please read regularly with your child and mark it in their Reading Record so they can enter the half termly Reading Raffle and win a prize!