In our final lesson this term, the tables became teams! Each table was named after a different character from Homer’s two great epics, the Iliad and Odyssey, and were given fifteen questions about the Minoans and Mycenaeans. Consulting with their teams, the two classes shared their knowledge of the last ten lessons, and were able to give answers to questions about ancient scripts, diet, warfare, geological events, and more!
In Apollo class, two teams, Odysseus and Penelope, ended up neck-and-neck – they will face a tie-breaker question next time we meet! In Artemis, Circe sailed to victory.
Congratulations to all eight team tables – every team performed very strongly. If you want to remind yourself of the quiz, you can find it in this slideshow video here.
After the quiz, we talked about the mysterious destruction of the sites and palaces, which took place at around 1100BC, plunging the region into a Dark Age, which it took several hundred years to emerge from. We will talk more about this next term, where we embark on a new module, exploring the stories from the Iliad and Odyssey.
We also did a short test on Latin verb endings, practising the full present tense conjugation – -o, -s, -t, -mus, -tis, -nt. Make sure you know these if you are still unsure!
Your holiday homework is to create a timeline of the Minoans and Mycenaeans. You have copied the key dates into your books, and you also find a timeline here.
Apollo – your homework is due in on Tuesday 31st October
Artemis – your homework is due in on Wednesday 1st November
Have a great half term!