Welcome

Welcome to Year Eight Classics! There are two Year Eight groups, Apollo and Artemis. Follow our journey through this year as we learn all about Latin, as well as exploring a range of civilisations, stories, histories and archaeology!

Roman Cursive and Roman Curses!

We were delighted to welcome Dr Jane Masseglia from the Latin Now Project this week to the classics centre to run exciting artefact-based workshops on Roman cursive handwriting and Roman soldiers. Jane ran workshops for Year 4s from St Ebbe’s Primary School and Year 8 classics students which used a range of replica artefacts to…

Bread and Circuses: The Colosseum and Rome

In last week’s lessons, we started exploring one of the most well-known Roman buildings, which for many people represents the Roman civilisation: the Colosseum. Built around 70/80 AD by the emperors Vespasian and Titus from war treasures from conquests, its architecture and engineering are very impressive. We explored what a day at the amphitheatre (amphitheatre…

Apollo: The Clouds

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Apollo: The Clouds! Trailer: Poster: on its…

Artemis: Peace

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Artemis: Peace! Trailer: on its way… Poster:…

Artemis: The Birds

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Artemis: The Birds! Trailer: Poster: Two feminists…

Artemis: The Frogs

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Artemis: The Frogs! Trailer: Poster: All the…

Apollo: The Birds

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Apollo: The Birds! Trailer: Poster: Euelpides and…

Artemis: The Clouds

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Artemis: The Clouds! Trailer: Poster: Clouds –…

Apollo: The Frogs

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list – all created by Apollo: The Frogs! Watch the…

The City Dionysia and Greek Tragedy

In this week’s lessons we have been continuing to rehearse our Aristophanes plays ready for our Dionysia Festival next month. You also made some word clouds which helped you think about the key themes, characters and ideas in your plays. We then explored the Dionysia and Greek tragedy in more detail. A Dionysia Festival would…