Year 5 enjoy Greek Day

Posted On: 23 January 2020

Once again the children in Year 5 really entered into the spirit of everything to do with Ancient Greek, with a focused day to consolidate this half-term's topic work. The morning saw all 60 children (and staff) fully 'kitted' out in some amazing Greek inspired costumes - from Athena to Poseidon they all looked fabulous. Our thanks again to all the parents, family and friends who went that ‘extra mile’ to ensure the children looked and felt fabulous; it really gave some impetuous to the day and the children were so excited to show off their costumes. During the morning sessions the children were transported back in time to create their own Ancient Greek board game before participating in a huge Greek Feast. The children were able to sample a huge variety of foods (and drinks) which would have been synonymous with the Greek culture: dried figs, dates, olives, feta cheese, hummus, sundried tomatoes, salted anchovies, grape juice, cranberry juice, pomegranates and pitta bread.

The day finished with all the children taking part in the Ancient Greek Olympics (thankfully, unlike the Ancient Greeks, our athletes were fully clothed!) The two teams battled it out with a series of races before throwing some (foam) javelins. Mrs. Adams’ Spartans narrowly sealed victory from Miss Fuller’s Athenians! A brilliant time was had by all.