Showing incredible enthusiasm about Greek Myths, our new English topic, led to a NEW champion being crowned this week!
Today, to gain a greater understanding of modern day Greece, Year 5 held their very own EU referendum! After learning about the European Union (and both sides of the remain/ leave argument!), we played the EU trade game. This game involves working in groups as a 'country' to try and make as much money as possible (by creating different sized shapes). Each country started with different resources, and they quickly realised the need for trade and cooperation. Throughout the activity, we voted on whether people could move countries freely (a unanimous yes!), rules for trade and ensuring each country played by the same rules and who decided these rules. By the end of the game, we were much more informed as to the pros and cons of remaining in the EU as we considered the positives and negatives of our decisions. To end with, each person used all of the information available, as well as their experiences to vote remain or leave. We decided that no matter which way we voted, the most important thing was to consider ALL of the information fairly to make our own minds up.