We really enjoyed our visit to The British Museum this week as it helped to support our work in Humanities on the Ancient Greeks. The children were excited to spot different designs of Greek columns as we drove along the Marylebone Road.
Inside the museum, the children explored the Parthenon Marbles using an interactive I-pad program which sent them on six quests. This is the first time that this method of learning has been available to us and the children were highly motivated and really engaged by the challenges it set them. They were able to develop independence in their learning as they explored the gallery with their partner.
They other activity involved finding out about Greek life by examining the pots, bowls and vases that were on display in the Ancient Greek galleries. It gave them the opportunity to use primary sources of evidence and draw conclusions about lifestyle and attitudes. The famous bowl which shows the democratic process of voting produced much discussion.