We started off the term with an exciting trip to Bristol museum. We explored the museum looking for architectural features inspired by the Ancient Greeks and took part in a workshop looking at how historians use evidence to give them clues about the past.
We even had time to take a look at a real Romany caravan, just like the one we had read about back in term one when we focused on Danny the Champion of the World.
Before we left, we had the chance to look at an exhibit put together by Jamie mum's which looks at photographs from The Empire.
So, as you can tell, we managed to squeeze a lot into our visit.
Liquid Nitrogen demonstration
Mr Williams and some year ten students came to visit us from Badminton school. It was such an amazing day: with shattering bananas and re-inflating balloons. We all had great fun and a few surprises and bangs too!
Ancient Greek Mask making
We found out about Ancient Greece's contribution to the acting world. Greek theatres paved the way for the acting that we see on our TV screens and stages now. Most Greek cities had a theatre. It was in the open air, and was usually a bowl-shaped arena on a hillside.
Greek actors wore masks, made from stiffened linen, with holes for eyes and mouth. The masks showed the audience what kind of character an actor was playing (sad, angry or funny).
We made these Ancient Greek masks by layering foil, masking tape and papier mache. We moulded the masks to our faces shapes and then left holes for our eyes and mouths. Once the final papier mache layers had dried, we painted the masks with authentic colours and thought carefully about the expressions that they would have shown.
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