Year 5 – The Iliad

Seven children from across Year 5 took part in an exciting New Vision Trust greater depth project exploring the ancient Greek text The Iliad.

The children were introduced to the story of The Iliad and the Trojan War. Along with Year 5 children from Elmhurst Primary School, Vicarage Primary School and Nelson Primary School, they used drama and storytelling to learn about the character of Achilles, the marriage of Helen of Troy and the ’stealing’ of Helen from Menelaus by Paris.

The children considered key ideas around predestination and prophecy, the oral storytelling tradition, the notion of Gods in war and the complexity of characters.

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