Our Key Stage 2 session on the Greeks enables the children to discover the Greek way of life through the material remains that this civilisation left behind. The session lasts 2 hours and is structured in two main parts:
First part: Introduction on the subject with a ‘sharing knowledge’ style, including the Ure Museum, Archaeology in Greece, Greek pottery, shapes, decoration, functions. Then children have the chance to handle ancient artefacts and apply concepts they just learnt, with a clear focus on pottery (how pots were made, by whom, why, how pots were used, how pots were decorated, etc.).
Second part: Children have time to look around the museum and work with an activity sheet to draw their favourite Greek pot and answer some questions about it. Finally, they are introduced to ancient Greek myths with animations: they work in groups with story boards and design their own myths.