Ancient Civilisations

Wandering through the Ancient World

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 in Ancient Civilisations

Wandering through the Ancient World

Today, we left our classroom and wandered through the ancient world. (Well, almost!) We spent the day at World Park, hunting for ancient architecture. With a map and a team, we navigated our way through ancient China, Rome, Egypt and Greece. We found, touched and climbed on replicas of many famous buildings. Our favorites were the pyramids, the Parthenon, the Colosseum and the Trojan Horse. We made notes about interesting features and discussed the ratio of size between the replica and the...

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Geometry Hunters: Ancient Greek legacies in our school!

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 in Ancient Civilisations, Maths

Geometry Hunters: Ancient Greek legacies in our school!

Did you know that the ancient Greeks made lots of mathematical discoveries? This week, we have been looking at ancient architecture and learning about lines, angles and 2D shapes.¬†We still use ancient Greek geometry in our art, architecture, music and games today. In small groups, we hunted for geometry around our school. We earned a point for every mathematical legacy we could find, name and measure. Here is a group of Geometry Hunters and their findings:     What did you learn...

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Step Back In Time!

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 in Ancient Civilisations

Step Back In Time!

This week we are very excited to start our new unit on ancient civilisations! We have been poring over books, asking questions and sharing our prior knowledge. We’ve also started reading a hilarious series of adventure books called the Time Warp Trio. Historical fiction lets us meet gladiators, mummies and emperors through fascinating stories. We are excited have a set of Kindles for our classroom reading, so we can download relevant books instantly!   Here’s Hyun Seo reading...

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