Today was Ancient Greek Day in Yr.6! We started the day off with an art lesson based on Greek pottery and designed and decorated our own pots. We looked at the traditional Greek geometric patterns and stories on the pots and tried to re create this. We planted some mint and oregano seeds in them so the children can grow and re create some traditional Greek dishes using their home grown herbs. We were lucky enough to have our very own St Eanswythes plinth in school for the week. This complemented our pottery art work beautifully. The plinth is part of The Banksy art work around Folkestone – this one is travelling round lots of different schools.
We then did some performance poetry based around Theseus and The Minotaur. The children thought of some actions to go with the poetry- they were very creative! We also looked at the Greek alphabet and compared it with our own. The children wrote their names in Greek and even secret messages to each other. Miss Landy wrote some messages in Greek on the board and they even guessed them correctly!
After lunch we had our very own traditional ‘Greek Meze’ tasting session. The children tried feta cheese, pitta bread, tzatziki and olives. The olives proved to be a big hit! To end our day we had a dance lesson in the hall and learnt how to do The Zorba. After lots of practice (and a few trips over feet) they managed to do it! A big thank you for the effort with the costumes- they looked truly amazing!