Gods and Mortals!
Our learning this term:
From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water; from air and water came life. Then raising majestically from the darkness came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.
Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.
Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships.
Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus.
To help us understand why people write persuasively, Miss Muir gave us the challenge of holding a debate. We had to use our knowledge of persuasive writing to help influence the Judge and jury to vote for our different beliefs. Half of the class argued reasons why the Trojan Horse should be brought into the city of Troy and the other half argued reasons why the Horse should be sent back to the Greeks.
We invited Miss Gold and our parents in to form the Head Judge and the jury. They had to listen and jot down lots of key information that both teams presented. Once both sides had argued their beliefs, Judge Gold and her jury left the classroom to discuss which team had the strongest arguments.
It was an intense 5 minutes. In the end, only one team could be victorious! Judge Gold and her jury announced that the team that had argued for the Trojan Horse to be returned to the Greeks had won!
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