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Ancient Greece!

Dear 3EL,


I hope you have enjoyed our Literacy work on Greek Myths so far and are looking forward to learning more about the History of Ancient Greece!


For this week's Literacy homework, please find out THREE interesting facts about ONE aspect of life in Ancient Greece.  Topics you could look at include:

1. Culture and family life

2. Olympic games

3.  Ancient Greek gods and heroes

4.  Food


Share what you have learnt by commenting on my blog please, then you can read other people's facts too!

Happy researching!


Miss Locke, Miss Bennett and Miss Hornby


Here's one to get you started:


Did you know...men and women ate separately in most Ancient Greek homes, and everyone ate with their fingers!

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Miss Locke

Commented on 10th May 2019

The Greeks did not eat beans because they thought they contained the souls of the dead.

Zeus was the king of the gods and the most powerful.

Zeus was the god of the sky, thunder and controlled the weather. 

Miss Locke

Commented on 10th May 2019

Well done 3EL, you've found out a wide range of fascinating facts - I've learnt so many new things about the Ancient Greeks!


Miss Locke

Commented on 10th May 2019

The first Olympic games took place in Greece 300 years ago.


Only men were allowed to compete in the Olympic games and they had to be able to speak Greek, women were not allowed to compete. Married women were not even allowed to watch.


There was only one winner who was given a wreath made of special olive leaves, Not Gold, Silver and Bronze medals like we do now.


By Tom cool


Miss Locke

Commented on 10th May 2019

The most important food to ancient Greeks and Greeks today is the Olive.


Greeks believed that the very first olive tree was given to Athens by the Goddess Athena.


Greeks eat more olives than any other country in the world.


By Harry smiley

Miss Locke

Commented on 10th May 2019

In  ancient  Greece people mostly eat bread and porridge . As well as as eating those they also eat a lot of  vegetables  like chickpeas , olives ,onions ,garlic and cabbage. 


In Greece most people and  children  drank wine because the water was often unsafe to drink.

Miss Locke

Commented on 10th May 2019



Did you know,that the most common food that Greeks ate were bread made from wheat and porridge made from barley?They also ate a variety of vegetables such as chickpeas,olives,onions and much more.For milk and cheese,most families kept a goat but meat was only eaten at religious festivals only.



Miss Locke

Commented on 10th May 2019

1. Horse Races involved lots of falling off Because Greek riders had no stirrups.It was easier to drive chariots.

2. At the first recorded games in 776 BC, a man named Coroebus won the stadion or foot race.

3. The Olympic games included competitions for trumpeters 

Miss Locke

Commented on 10th May 2019


Hello Miss Locke!

I know that .....


theye started the olyimpics


 people from Greece drank water from lakes


 they made  lots of greek myths


About Miss Locke

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I'm Miss Locke and I'm a Year 3 teacher at Heyes Lane.  I love music and enjoy leading the school Choir.  I also like to speak French as much as possible! One of my favourite things to do when I'm not at school is to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book!

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