What we have been up to...
week ending Friday 25th September 2015
We have just started our third week in school which will lead to our first Celebration Assembly on Friday and have already covered an amazing amount of learning across our different subjects.
In I.P.C., we have concentrated our research on Athens and Sparta in order to understand how City-States functioned in Ancient Greece and have made strong links between the past and the present. We were astonished to find out that there existed a city called Argos and that the concept of democracy was already in place such a long time ago!! We have located important geographical features on maps and came across such words as peninsula or mountain ranges.
In English, we are carrying on with our discovery of the Purple Lady, following Abu in his quest to find his beloved sister Leyla. In order to enhance our writing, we have worked on personification as a support to setting descriptions: our trees were shivering and our rooks were menacingly spying!
Maths has seen us dealing with very large numbers (up to a million). On our laptops, we have compared the transfer prices of international footballing stars or have planned the ‘virtual’ purchase of mansions in the heart of Westminster. We have looked at comparing, ordering and applying these large numbers to real life situations.
Finally, in French, we have become acquainted with different cities across France and have met young people who asked us: Où habites-tu? To which we are happily responding: J’habite à Solihull!
Professor Mc Ginty and his fabulous time travelling machine...
Did you know that Ancient Greeks wrote on beeswax with a special stylus?
They also drank lumpy wine and played with miniature cows on wheels and spinners!
In Athens, young girls did not go to school! Instead, they stayed at home to learn to sew and do chores :-(
Only men could take part in the Olympic Games and did so NAKED with only a piece of string on their head to keep the sweat off their face... YUK!
We have learned all this and more about the famously Gruesome (yet) Groovy Greeks during our first I.P.C. entry point and our History topic The Great, the Bold and the Brave.
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