Grangetown Primary School

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The Groovy Greeks!

Greeks

Shauna and Katie T (Year 5) write:

Our Greek Day was a huge success! Year 5 really enjoyed it and we want to take you along on the journey! The day started off with Mrs Bracknall taking fabulous pictures of us and then showing us videos about the ancient Greek Olympics. We then found some differences between ancient and modern Olympics. In the running races the people who took part were only men and they also ran naked. The Hoplitdromos race was when the Greeks played in full armour and had a sword and shield. Sadly women were not allowed to play or watch!

Then we decided if we wanted to make a modern Greek Olympic poster or an ancient Greek Olympic poster. We continued that after playtime and then we did some more fun things after lunch. Then we used a toothpick to scratch the black paint off our Greek pots that we’d created a few days.

We then tried a lot of Greek food such as: olives, feta cheese, bread sticks, pitta bread, yogurt and honey, different sauces and fruit. Then Mr McAnaney took pictures of us all and put us on our school website. It was a great way to finish our topic.