Year Five have been working with Mrs Arnold to create portraits based on the Gorgon Medusa from Greek mythology.
We had to hold a terrifying pose which was then photographed and printed in black and white. We turned these portraits into Gorgons by collaging with mixed media. Then we created our own printing blocks based on Ancient Greek designs. We used these to make our borders.
On Friday, Year Five bought their Ancient Greece topic to (almost) a close with the now traditional Greek Day.
We began our morning by thinking about the legacy of the Ancient Greeks through individuals who have influenced history, right through to our life today. We then spent some time in our five city state groups: Athens, Sparta, Argos, Corinth and Megara. We thought about the characteristics of our city state and designed chants and actions for our Olympic opening ceremony,
After lunch, we held our Olympic games, competing in events based on javelin, long jump, basketball, discus and boxing. Following this, we returned to our classrooms to sample a range of Greek foods before the day came to an end.
A great effort was made by the children to get into the spirit of the day, from the costumes which were worn to school, to the energy put into our performances, and the willingness to try unfamiliar foods. A great day!
I went trick or treating with Felicity. I got lots of sweets! We had so much fun at night. And I had a sleep over as well. It was fun. Also, we had a plate of sweets.
In half term I went to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. It was the best film ever! As well I went to see the fireworks at Hoe Road. It was the best half term ever.