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Toga Party Year 5

For their Entry Point into their new topic The Great, The Bold and the Brave, Year 5 held a Toga Party in class today.

Unit Summary

The history of western civilisation begins with the Greeks and the Romans. Their expanding empires helped to spread ideas about architecture, food, entertainment, literature, science, medicine and politics across the globe. As their empires ended, other cultures rose to prominence, absorbing and passing on their own ideas and cultures – creating the world we know today.

Explaining the Theme

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta

  • How people voted in Athens and Sparta

  • How the Persian War brought the Greek city-states together

  • What the Parthenon can tell us about Athenian life

  • How to perform our own Greek play

  • About the life Alexander the Great and what he achieved

  • Why Rome had a republic and then an emperor

  • What daily life was like in Ancient Rome

  • What happened when the Romans invaded another country

  • Why the Roman Empire declined

  • What happened when the Anglo-Saxons invaded and settled in Britain

  • About the Viking invasion of Britain

  • About the life and legacy of Alfred the Great

  • How to use archaeological evidence to find out about the past

  • About the history of Britain, from the Roman occupation to the Norman Conquest

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to write and perform our own Greek chorus

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • About Ancient Greek and Roman art

  • How to create our own piece of art in a Greek or Roman style

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the effects of invasion on countries around the world

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