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Eagles Class

On Wednesday, the year 6 children took part in a very exciting and immersive Greek Day, led by the fabulous Lauren from Portals to the Past. The children began the day learning about the rivalries between City States and the gruesome and bloody battles against the Persians. Following this, the children completed a fun, quiz competition discovering their own facts all about Ancient Greece. After break, the children enjoyed trying to solve ‘Archemedes’ Stomachion’, which is the oldest known mathematical puzzle. In pairs, the children also enjoyed playing the Greek strategy game, Petteia – make sure you ask your children who won. Following lunch, we explored Greek warrior artefacts and commenced battle. Everyone took part in a mini Olympic games, to conclude our fun filled and memorable day!

This week Year 6 have been working extremely hard to plan, draft, write and edit their own versions of the Greek myth, Theseus and the Minotaur. We have been so proud of the excellent effort and high standards the year 6's have demonstrated so early on in the term. The children were trying to include: direct and indirect speech, a range of fronted adverbials, synonyms for said, figurative language and apostrophes for possession.

Welcome to Eagles class page, here we will send fortnightly updates about all the amazing things happening in year 6, so please make sure you pop back each week! To kick off, here are some pictures of our reading area and Greek display. The children have been wonderful at ensuring they are reading at home and really enjoying choosing books from our reading corner. Please encourage your children to read at home as much as possible and record in their reading record.