Year 5 Class Diary

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  What did Year 5 do and what did they learn?

On Wednesday 27th September, Years 4 and 5 were delighted to have a visit from an Ancient Greek storyteller. She shared the tragic story of Orpheus and Eurydice with us and we used drama to visualise some of the most unusual similes.

We found out that the Greeks passed on their stories not through writing them down, but through oral retelling. We played some memory games to try to understand how the Greek storytellers could have remembered such long pieces of text, and we used drumming and clapping to help find the rhythm in the words. We also explored ways to make a story exciting for an audience, using our voices, facial expressions and bodies to really make each tale come alive.