Parthenon Challenge

Posted in Art, Design Technology, History

The challenge

In groups, your challenge is to design and build scale models of The Parthenon based upon the original measurements.

Getting started

If the Parthenon was 100 metres long, you wouldn’t have space to build it the actual size inside or outside the classroom so you will need to use your excellent mathematical skills to decide upon a scale. Using the example of 100m, you could say that one metre in real life would represent 1cm on your scale model.

Remember that you need to convert the units of measurement first, how many cm in a m?

How many cm is 100m? 1cm on your model would represent how many cm in real life?  What would the scale look like from my example?

1: 100       1: 1000          1:10             1:10,000           1: 100, 000          1: 1,000,000

It’s this man’s job to work for Lego to make scale models. Click on the link to find out more:

Scaling up or down BBC Bitesize KS2 maths

Would you like to work for Lego making scale models?


Remembering what we have learnt about internet research and research from books, find out about The Parthenon and  why it was so important to Ancient Greek people.

Where is it? Who went there? Do people still go there now?

You may use any books in the classroom and library freely. You may use Swiggle for information freely however if you would like to use the Internet for anything else you will need to run it past me first so that I can check to see if it is safe.

Designing and making

Now that you know, the measurements and some basic information about the Parthenon, have a go at making a scaled model.

Sharing your model with the World!

When you have finished, in your groups create a blog post about The Parthenon with information and a photograph of your finished model. You could also add photographs of the process and explain why you chose to make it as you did. Remember not to add photographs of yourself alongside your usernames-I will be taking lots of photographs so that you can focus on the process.  Mistakes are for learning so include any problems you came across and how you overcame them in your evaluation at the end of the session.

Have fun!


Celebration trip

Posted in Computing, Music

We had a fantastic day in Exeter participating in a Celebration concert with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We listened to different pieces of music, sang with the orchestra and learned lots of new facts about the composers-it was so much fun-thank you BSO.

Following the amazing concert we went in to Exeter to The Apple Store to learn more about how to code using Sphero Robots and make presentations using an app called ‘Clips’.


Here we are learning how to use ‘Clips’ and having lots of fun interviewing each other about the concert.

Here we are learning more about coding using the ‘Sphero’ robots: