Today Sapphire class went on a trip to Weston Park Museum as part of our learning about Ancient Greece.
In the morning we completed an Ancient Greek trail around the museum. We started our trail outside the museum where we learnt that the building was originally a house called Weston House and it’s design is influenced by Ancient Greek architecture. We all could identify the columns, pediments and frieze on the museum.
Then we headed inside the museum. We learnt lots of interesting facts about Ancient Greece and then had the chance to explore the museum. We even found some toys that children our age would have played with in Ancient Greece. We thought these toys looked interesting but we won’t be giving up our toys for one of these any time soon!
In the afternoon we learnt all out Ancient Greek gods, we learnt that the Greeks believed Zeus made Athena the Godess of Athens as a present for her birthday. However Athena had to compete with Poseidon to be the God/Godess of Athens.
Athena won the competition and the people of Athens worshiped her. They even built her a temple called the Parthenon. Our task for the afternoon was to build our own model of the Parthenon. We had to dress as Greek builders and work as a team to construct the model. It was quite tricky and even Mr Little had to join in and give us a hand!
We loved our visit to Weston Park Museum and give it a huge thumbs up!