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Greek Week 7.11.13

Our return after half term has seen us learning about the country of Greece in our Global Topic Week. We have studied aspects of both Ancient and Modern Greece to help us understand how traditions and cultural features have developed over time.
The children dressed up in a wonderful array of costumes for our Ancient Greek day. We then had great fun making different types of Greek food to share.Our class made Greek salad using tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, red onions, feta cheese and olives. Giant Class made some tasty hummous, with Abbey Class providing tzatziki, baba ganoush and some delicious fresh bread. To the accompaniment of some authentic Greek music, we then met for a big feast.
Another highlight was our Olympic Games where the children competed in four teams to test their skills in aiming and throwing accurately. It was great to see all of the co-operative teamwork going on with everyone participating confidently.
Other classroom activities this week have included: reading and acting out some well-known Aesop's Fables; creating pieces of Art linked to the stories of Perseus and Medusa, and Theseus and the Minotaur; learning about the Trojan horse, and then designing and making our own objects with secret compartments. We have also researched life in Modern Greece using books and the Internet, and we then created brochures for our Travel Agents using the information that we collected.
Next week, we begin focusing on our new learning topic for the half term, 'Journeys'. Why not find out about our future learning activities by viewing the Trendle Class mind map on our web pages.

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