Groovy Greeks!

Year 6 are really enjoying this dramatic retelling of the adventures of Odysseus. A fantastic version of Homer’s narrative. So far Odysseus has left his wife Penelope and his beloved Ithaca to travel the stormy seas. He has defeated the cyclops, feasted with mad King Aeolus and is about to encounter the Sirens.

In maths, we have been revisiting place value, and the four number operations. Keep practising those times tables! We have been really focusing on excellent handwriting and learning the statutory spellings for years 5 and 6.

Our Groovy Greeks topic started with research on how we learn about the past from beautiful paintings on Greek vases and pots. The archaeological record from vases has helped us to gain an understanding of Greek society. We have created our own pots using geometric patterns. Here are a sample of them to share with you. We hope to create 3d versions of them later on in the term.