In History this week, we learnt about daily life at school.
Part of the lesson included looking at the Greek alphabet with the names of the letters and how they are pronounced. Robins identify which letters are the same as we use today and which are different. Many of us immediately spotted how alpha + beta is the origin of the word “alphabet”
We also looked at Ancient Greek prefixes and suffixes and found that many English words today actually originate from the Ancient Greeks!
We looked at replica artefacts and photographs of real artefacts and discussed what we could see. Some children wrote sentences about images of Ancient Greek artefacts and some children matched sentences with images.
After the Romans invaded Britain, it was generally peaceful and prosperous and many Britons actually welcomed life under the Romans as they offered protection against other tribes and they could join the army. Most Celtic tribes had surrendered but the Iceni Tribe were allowed to remain – under the rule of King Prasutagus and Queen Boudicca.
Today, Robins learnt about Boudicca and imagined how Boudicca felt when Marcus told her the Romans would be seizing all her land and turning her out of her house.
They also had a go at reading a script and performing it. Below is a glimpse of them practising the reading of the script.
Today we learnt about the gods and goddesses. Mr Lo gave some background on their importance to the Greeks who were very religious.
Robins in groups and pairs then had to read and discuss 1 of the Gods and report back to the class. Below are some facts about the Gods read out by Andrew (telling us about Apollo), Sammy (Hades), Firas (Zeus), Debra (Artemis) and Daisy (Athene) .
Some also made their own symbols to represent the different Gods.
Yesterday, the Robins in year 4 were learning about Ancient Greek artefacts in History. We looked at replica artefacts and photographs of real artefacts and discussed what we could see. Some children wrote sentences about images of Ancient Greek artefacts and some children matched sentences with images.
Watch the video below to find out more about Greek Vases.