Year 5 has got off to an exciting start- Ancient Greek Style!
On Thursday 12th September, all Year 5s were able to experience different aspects of Ancient Greek life. Read on to find out more...
Ancient Greek clothing
One of the most common forms of clothing, for both men and women, was a tunic (usually made out of linen). We created our own tunics using pillowcases. These were then decorated with traditional Greek patterns.
Laurel wreaths were also worn as a symbol of victory and honour. We used paper plates and green tissue paper to represent the laurel branches!
Ancient Greek mythology
In the afternoon, we enjoyed getting creative and produced some artwork linked to the myth we have been focusing on in English- ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. In pairs, we had a go at relief printing on a polystyrene stamp. We etched out labyrinth patterns and then used rollers to apply printing paint. These labyrinth stamps will form part of our ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ hall display- you can check it out in the school hall!
The people of Greece are well known for their healthy, Mediterranean diet. We sampled different types of typically Greek foods, including: dried figs, olives, feta cheese, houmous and pitta bread. This was washed down with some fresh grape juice! We evaluated the foods as we went.
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