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Year 4 Greek Theme Day

20th May 2024

On Friday 17th May, Year 4 students embarked on a journey back in time to ancient Greece, immersing themselves in the rich history and vibrant culture of this fascinating civilisation. Throughout the day, they participated in a variety of engaging activities that brought the world of ancient Greece to life.

One of the first activities that students participated in was making Olympic wreaths.  The girls began by plaiting three pieces of string together to create a rope headband. They then collected leaves from the playground and wove them into their headbands, crafting their very own Olympic wreaths.

Students completed a variety of activities in their groups including investigating the differences between the ancient Greek Olympic Games and the modern Olympic Games. After analysing ancient Greek vases as a source of evidence they enjoyed the challenge of solving a 2D Greek vase jigsaw picture.

A variety of sources of evidence were used to solve the clues for a wordsearch about Ancient Greek life, the Olympics and Greek gods and goddesses and the girls were then further challenged to write using the Greek alphabet!

Students competed in a Wakefield Girls’ version of the Olympic Games, competing in 6 sports: a relay race, hammer throw, javelin, standing broad stretch, shot put and discus. They put their mathematical measuring skills to the test when recording their Olympic throws!

Greek Theme Day was an enriching and educational experience for all involved, providing the girls with a deeper understanding of the impact this civilisation has had on our modern world, from the foundations of democracy to the origins of the Olympic Games.

Mrs V Hutchinson

Year 4 Teacher

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