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Gods and Mortals

From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.

 

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical features and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.

 

Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships.

 

Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus.

 

Then decide your own fate, when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.

 

Curriculum Coverage

The table below shows the learning opportunities from across the curriculum that will be taught within the topic.

 

English

Character profiles; Diary writing; Instructions and commands; Myths and legends; Character descriptions

History

Ancient Greece

Geography

Ancient and modern day Greece; Geographical features; Using maps

Art & Design

3D sculpture; Greek art and design

Computing

Using presentation software

D & T

Moving parts; Model making

Mathematics

Positional and directional language

Music

Performing using metal objects for instruments

PE

Athletics; Battle formation; Dance

PSHE

Resolving differences

 

Topic Vocabulary

The list below shows the key vocabulary that we will be using throughout the topic. Children need to understand the meaning, be able to use them in their writing and spell them.

  • Greeks

  • Greek Empire

  • Alphabet

  • Vase

  • Empire

  • Plato

  • Slave

  • Helmet

  • Hoplite

  • Coins

  • Phalanx

  • Soldier

  • Shield

  • Tunic

  • Column

  • Alexander the Great

  • Archaic

  • Classical

  • Roman