I have just started a job share in a large mixed-age y5/6 class. This term we had a great topic - Pakistan - which allowed for loads of learning about Islam, lots of geography, art, cultural awareness, etc. Next term we will be doing Ancient Greece. I cannot think of a topic that would motivate me less. My jobshare has said that he would consider any other good topic if I could come up with an idea. So what do you do???
I am beginning to see possibilities ... great website, mrz - I have just spent the last half hour reading through various ideas.
Now, in my jobshare, I do problem solving in maths (range in class 2A - 6B), grammar and spelling for literacy and PSCHE. Yes, everything that the class teacher doesn't like doing. I also do French and RE, but I love those!
Has anyone any ideas for problem solving and grammar and spelling games/activities linked to Greeks?
Sorry probably not very helpful but change problem solving currency from pounds to drachmas, or set the scenarios of the problems in Ancient Greece...as in how many spartans in the battle, etc? For grammar, link it to writing Greek myths. Speling link vocab to topic, adjectives describing/comparing the life of ancient greek rich child to that of a slave, vocab linked to architecture?
It's a cross-curricular topic. My stage partner trialled it with P6 when I was an NQT (I wasn't allowed to, and had to stick with Mary Bastarding Tedious Queen of Bloomin' Scots).
Her pupils loved it and mine were at not being allowed to do it.
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