Welcome to Birch!
From Mrs Manwaring & Mrs Khan
23rd November 2017
On Tuesday 21st November, Year 3 enjoyed a wonderful Ancient Greek Day. The children and adults were dressed as Greeks. Thank you very much to all the parents and carers who provided such wonderful costumes for the children as it made the day very special.
In the morning, we entered the hall which had been transformed into an Ancient Greek village. We completed a number of different activities which included:
Squeezing and making olive oil to burn
Creating charm bracelets from clay
Mosaic making and grouting
Wax tablet scribing
Mixing herbal medicines to cure all sorts of ailments
We had great fun and it was a fantastic opportunity to refine our Ancient Greek crafting skills and we had lots of items to take home.
During the afternoon, we split into four groups. There were a number of performances and a group of ‘slaves’ who were taught how to serve the others.
We then had a feast, trying a number of Greek foods including feta, pitta, hummus, grapes, olives and honey cake. We liked some but others caused some screwed up noses! Which ones did you like? We were served by our ‘slaves’ who did a wonderful job. I wonder if they are that helpful at home!
During the feast, we had a number of Greek performances including a song, a performance of the Hare and the Tortoise and a dance in honour of Poseidon, god of the sea.
We also raised a glass and toasted to our soldiers fighting for Ancient Greece!
A big thanks to all the adults who helped during the day particularly to Mrs Nuttall and Mrs Watkins. It took a lot of adults to run such a fantastic day and the Year 3 team very much appreciated the help from our volunteers.