2019-20 YEAR 4

Welcome to the Year 4 Class of 2019-20
We are making great progress with our topic, Ancient Greece. The children have considered where the Ancient Greek period fits within other periods of history, studied the lives of Ancient Greeks in different city-states (Athens and Sparta) and have created some splendid examples of Ancient Greek pottery using a modern scratch art technique. Our recent visit to the Museum of Classical Archaeology was a great success - see pictures below - and further learning will now follow on the topic of Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses. 
Our visit to the Museum of Classical Archaeology is documented in pictures below.
The workshop began with the opportunity to find out more about the sculptures contained in the museum from the Education Officer. The children were able to ask lots of questions and find out more about the history of the museum, and Ancient Greek history and culture. After the talk the children went to discover for themselves more about the Ancient Greeks by further exploring the museum. The majority of children reported they enjoyed looking around the most, but learnt more from listening to the workshop leader!
A big thank you goes you to those parents who were able to join us on the day.
Ancient Greek Scratch Art
We created a pot shape and filled the design with wax crayon. Afterwards, we painted two layers of black paint, mixed with a little soap, over the wax crayon. Once dried, we scratched away our Ancient Greek designs!
Linking with our topic of Ancient Greece, we explored the idea of democracy with the aid of a special box of objects all the way from Parliament. Included in the box was an example of a mace, dispatch box, division bell, a Bill and backdrops of the House of Commons and House of Lords. We used 'Aye' and 'No' cards to vote on a variety of questions. 
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