Our Topic this term is entitled 'Ancient Greeks and Materials'
Who were the Ancient Greeks? What was their legacy? Their expanding empires helped to spread ideas about architecture, food, entertainment, literature, science, medicine and politics across the globe. As their empires ended, other cultures rose to prominence, absorbing and passing on their own ideas and cultures – creating the world we know today. As geographers, we then spend some time thinking about the modern day and considering, ‘How is England different to Greece?’ Comparing the Geographical features of England to Greece.
In Art, we will be considering: how people in the past have represented stories and characters, how we can use art to tell a creation story and how to design and create our own Greek masks. Materials – Hundreds of different materials are used to make everyday objects. Some materials occur naturally, e.g. wood from trees while others are manmade in factories, e.g. plastic. Some materials are magnetic; some allow heat and electricity to pass through them. But with so many different materials to choose from, how do we decide which to use? This term we master working scientifically to explore and ask questions about the materials of the world around us.
To start the term and launch our topic, we came dressed as people from Ancient Greece. The costumes and hair were all spectacular, and we had a marvellous day trying Greek food, designing our own mythical creatures. This will set us up for a great term of learning which will culminate in a day of Olympic competition between the academy schools.