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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Ancient Greece

Resources

Ancient Greece

Discover the culture and civilisation of ancient Greece. Find out about life in ancient Athens, the events of the Olympic Games, the heroes and heroines of Greek mythology, the architecture of the Parthenon and more.

Ancient Greece: competition 
Age 7–11

Classical Greece 
Age 16+

Everyday life 
Age 7–11

Explore an Athenian picture 
Age 7–11

Gods and goddesses 
Age 7–11

Greek theatre 
Age 16+

Greek pots 
Age 7–11

Greek women 
Age 7–11

Hoplites 
Age 7–11

Olympic games 
Age 7–11

The Nereid monument 
Age 7–11

The Parthenon 
Age 7–11

Sessions

School session

The Persian wars

KS2

Students take on roles as Greek envoys and visit the court of the Persian king.

School session

A question for the people

KS2

Students find out what it meant to be an Athenian citizen in the 5th century BC.

School session

Greek myths

KS2

Students learn how to tell the difference between Heracles, Athena and Hermes.

School session

How to find out about Greek life

KS2

Students study the paintings on pots and handle replica Greek objects.

School session

A gift for Athena

KS2

Students use tablet computers to explore the Pathenon Gallery.

School session

Greek temples

KS2

Students learn about ancient Greek architecture and design their own temple.

School session

Classical civilisations

Years 12 & 13

This study day combines lectures, gallery talks and independent study.

School session

Mycenaean Greece

Years 12 & 13

A lecture-based study day covering several aspects of the Mycenaean world.

School session

Taught handling sessions for SEN

KS2, 3 & 4

Students experience ancient Greece through sight, sound, smell and touch.

School session

Digital introduction to the ancient world for SEN students

KS2, 3 & 4

An introduction to Greece through a mixture of multi-sensory activities and digital technologies.