1st December 2017
About 2,500 years ago, Greece was one of the most important places in the ancient world. The Greeks were great thinkers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians.
The Greeks called themselves ‘Hellenes’ and their land was ‘Hellas’. The name ‘Greeks’ was given to the people of Greece later by the Romans. They lived in mainland Greece and the Greek islands, but also in colonies scattered around the Mediterranean Sea. There were Greeks in Italy, Sicily, Turkey, North Africa, and as far west as France.
They sailed the sea to trade and find new lands. The Greeks took their ideas with them and they started a way of life that’s similar to the one we have today.
The Y5 children travelled to Ancient Greece and learned all about the way of life, experiencing the food, crafts, artefacts and clothing that were part of the real history.
Don’t be fooled by the modern day hall decorations and classrooms, we can assure you, these pictures really were taken in Ancient Rome. 🙂