History

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In our work on the Greeks # found out about the way people lived in the ancient Greek empire. ^ has used a wide range of archaeological and written sources, ^ has selected and recorded the information and ^ has been actively encouraged to interpret the past in a number of different ways.

^ can locate Greece on a map and ancient Greece on a time line.

^ is able to discuss the climate and physical features of the Greek mainland and islands.

^ recognises that ancient Greece is located BC and that more recent periods in history are AD.

^ knows that Athens and Sparta were city states and governed themselves.

^ is able to distinguish between the beliefs of the Athenians and Spartans and ^ knows some reasons why they held those beliefs.

^ gave reasons why the Greeks needed a navy, e.g. separate city states that argued with each other, many very long coasts and borders that required protection, wish to expand their empire.

^ has produced some labelled drawings of Greek soldiers and ships on the basis of ~ own observations.

^ inferred information about the Greek army and navy from ~ own observations.

^ has completed a written account about the Battle of Marathon. ^ clearly can view the battle from the perspectives from both an Athenian soldier’s or a Spartan soldier’s view points.

^ was able to explain why a marathon race is just over 26 miles long.

^ is able to make a number of observations and inferences from a range of pictures and plans of Greek buildings.

^ could answer questions which highlighted ^ understanding of Greek myths and legends.

^ has shown that ^ can connect one or more Greek gods with their respective symbols and their areas of responsibility by completing a grid on the topic.

^ knows the main points in the story of at least one Greek god.

^ can answer questions about Greek gods. ^ clearly knows that Greek gods had some human characteristics and that Greeks used them to explain the world around them.

^ was able to recognise the main features of a Greek theatre.

^ understands the religious connections between the theatre and the religious festivals.

^ has found out about the sorts of plays the Greeks liked and who wrote them.

^ has contributed to the preparation and performance of a play that demonstrated the key features of a Greek drama.

^ can identify the appropriate sources ^ needs to use for finding out about the ancient Greeks.

# can make inferences about the Olympic games by using a variety of information sources.

^ identify the sources that show why the Olympic games was important to the ancient Greeks.

In our work on the Greeks # used ~ own experience, particularly of being at school, as a springboard to find out about the influence that the ancient Greeks continues to have on ~ life. ^ used a wide range of sources, including archaeology, to find out about the ancient Greeks and compare a past society with society today.

^ knows that ‘history’ means ‘enquiry’.

^ has selected words with a Greek origin from a dictionary.

^ has recognised that words with certain prefixes and suffixes are likely to be Greek in origin.

^ has deduced that the Greeks had a spoken and a written language.

^ is able to copy accurately part, or all, of an inscription.

^ has recognised the similarities and differences between the English and Greek alphabets.

^ was able to devise appropriate questions for an enquiry about ‘What similarities are there between an ancient Greek schools and our school?’.

^ found answers to the questions about ancient Greek schools by using a range of sources of information.

^ has described and explained the similarities and differences between the schools in ancient Greece and ~ own school.

^ was able to provide some reasons why education was different in Greek times compared to now.

^ has identify aspects of the Greek culture in ~ local surroundings.

^ understands that the Greek architectural ideas were prized by people living in recent times.

^ could match ancient Greek great thinkers to their contributes about our knowledge of history, geography and other school subjects.

^ produced a CV for one of the ancient Greek great thinkers, including any relevant information ^ could add.

^ has provided information about the modern Olympic games.

^ used a range of appropriate sources to find out about the ancient Olympic games.

^ was able to feed back accurate information to the rest of the class and contribute to a class discussion about the ancient Olympic games.

^ could suggest some similarities and differences between ancient and modern Olympic games.

^ could suggest some similarities between ancient and modern Olympic games.

^ could suggest some differences between ancient and modern Olympic games.

^ was able to select the main points from what ^ has learnt about the contributions the ancient Greeks have made to life today.