Home Page

07-10-2022 - Year 5 - Greek Day

6th October 2022


Year 5:  Ancient Greek Morning


Dear Parent/Carer


In Year 5 this term, our topic is ‘The Ancient Greeks’.  As a way of providing your child with an opportunity to celebrate their knowledge and understanding of Ancient Greek life, we will be holding an Ancient Greek morning on Tuesday 18th October 2022.


The Year 5 team will provide a morning of hands-on workshops, to show how the Ancient Greeks lived and what life would have been like.  During the day, your child will (through role-play) experience life as it would have been living in the year 430 BC in the city-state of Sparta, on the eve of the Peloponnesian War.  The children will have the opportunity to further explore events, issues and beliefs of the time, including:


  • Spartan life and beliefs
  • Sparta’s warrior culture
  • Spartan training practices (which start at age 7)
  • The Olympic Games
  • Contrasts between Sparta and Athens


Your child will be using authentic tools and materials whenever possible to learn skills as apprentices in a wide variety of cross-curricular workshops.  By the end of the morning, they will have a really good idea of how it felt like to be a Spartan child at this pivotal date in history.


To add to the authenticity of the day, we would like all the children to arrive at school wearing a simple Ancient Greek outfit.  There is a suggestion of a costume on the reverse of this letter. 


The activity will take place during normal school hours and your child can follow their usual lunchtime routine.  If your child has PE in the afternoon they can bring their kit into school to change into later in the day.


Thank you for your continued support.


Yours sincerely



Mrs Gelling, Mrs Greggor, Miss Blake, Mrs Hawkins and Miss Payne

Year 5 Teachers