We are coming towards the end of our Ancient Greece topic in Year 5. Having studied in great detail the Adventure of Odysseus, the pupils have now produced a map of Ancient Greece and plotted the route that the main character takes. We have written short pieces to accompany our maps, explaining why it took twenty years for Odysseus to complete his journey, and what problems he encountered along the way.
To complete our Year 5 Ancient Greece topic, both classes are heading out next week to the British Museum. We have been researching ahead of this trip more about the Elgin Marbles, and the historical and cultural importance of these artifacts. We have also been learning about Greek architecture and columns – something that we are hopeful of seeing at the British Museum!