Our trip to Preston
In November, Class 6 went on a very exciting trip to the Harris museum and Preston Town Hall to help with our learning all about the ancient Greeks.
In the Harris museum we went on an adventure to rescue the people of ancient Greece from a mighty beast that had broken free. There was lots of evidence of the beast all around the museum, including gigantic red footsteps! We had to look at Greek vases, paintings, sculptures and drawings to figure out what the beast might look like. Later, we had to row frantically across the sea on two giant boats - it was hard work! We also got to handle real ancient Greek coins, whilst being very careful with them because they were thousands of years old.
After lunch, we walked across the road to Preston Town Hall where we were met by the Mayoral Officer, Jim Rowley. Jim took us into the debating chamber where all the councillors from around Preston meet up to debate and discuss important decisions about how the city should be run. This is called a democracy, and was invented thousands of years ago by... ...the ancient Greeks! After a fascinating talk, Jim took us into the Mayor's parlour where we met the Mayor of Preston!
It was an action-packed day, but we all had a wonderful time and enjoying learning lots more about the wonderful world of the Greeks.
We have now been learning to play the Ukulele for one term and are really enjoying it! Our fantastic teacher, Sam, has taught us three chords so far: C, F and G7. Did you know that lots of songs only have two or three chords in them? This means that we can play lots of different songs already, including some Christmas carols too.