Year 5 experienced a day in the year is 490 BC, and near Athens the battle of Marathon. The pupils took roles of Athenian citizens at the time of the battle of Marathon. From the safety of the Agora, the pupils awaited news of the outcome of the battle, discussing the events that led to this pivotal date in Greek history, and to the rise of Athens as a major power in the ancient world.
Pupils were able to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding by placing people and events in a chronological context, using terms such as BC and AD, learning about the characteristic features of the Ancient Greek period, its society, culture and everyday life. As well as, develop their creativity and imagination by designing and making artefacts of the period, using a range of materials and processes.