Language of the term
Our language for Term 3 is
Here's the Greek alphabet
Can you write your name?
1. ένα (ena) , 2. δύο (thee-o), 3. τρία (tree-a), 4, τέσσερα (tessera) , 5. πέντε (penday), 6. έξι (ex-ee), 7. επτά (epta), 8. οκτώ (octo), 9. εννέα (en-ay-a), 10. δέκα (theka).
(Win yourself a Golden Ticket by counting to ten in Greek for Miss Wilson before Friday 3rd February!)
Places of interest in Greece
There are thousands of islands in Greece. Some of them (227) are inhabited, others are wild.
The island of Santorini is formed from a volcano!
Crete is where the myth of the Minotaur is set.
The people of Lesbos developed their own dialect
of Greek. According to Greek mythology, Lesbos
is the patron saint of the island. It is from where
we get the English word 'lesbian'.
An ancient poet called Sappho lived on Lesbos
and many of her love poems are written to women.
The old currency in Greek was Drachma.
After they joined the EU, they started using Euros.
As there are so many islands, there are a lot of cultural references to the sea. For example, the Greek flag has blue and white lines on it. Many of the stories from Greece include the sea, like Jason and the Argonauts.
Can you think of any others?
Greece is situated on the Mediterranean sea, where
they are famous for healthy eating. Fish, fresh
vegetables and fresh fruits...what a great way to live!
Greece is famous for growing olives and producing olive oil. The Greek word for olives is 'ελιές' (ell-i-ez) and some believe that is why the Greek word for Greece is 'Hellas'.
Other foods Greece is well-known for, include dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), feta (goat's cheese), moussaka and a variety of 'pitta' (pies).
Dancing is very popular in Greece. They traditionally dance in a circle, to show they are united.
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