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Gods and Mortals

15/01/2018 - Design and Technology

 

Well it was a rather messy afternoon in Year 3 and the full afternoon time was certainly used! The Minotaur sculptures are starting to take shape nicely and will be ready to paint by the end of the week. Have a look at the pictures below to see how messy the classroom was!!

12/01/2018 - English

 

This week in English and Project lessons the children have been focussing on the Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus. They have studied the story in detail and then put themselves in the shoes of one of the main characters. They then had to create a diary from the time in the story where Daedalus explains that he is going to make a set of wings so that they can fly from the trapped tower. The children had to think about what their character would be feeling at this point - knowing there was a chance of escape but through an invention never created before? The children produced them on tea-stained paper to add to the authenticity of the time period. Have a look at the pictures below to see their recounts...

11/01/2018 - R.E - Christianity

 

This term the children have moved onto the Christian religion and in particular are looking at Lent and the religious meaning behind this period in the religion. Today they considered why Christians participate in the season of Lent and the children had to consider what they would give up for Lent and why. The children also took part in lots of activities using the Ipads to research some more information about Lent. Have a look at the pictures below to see what they got up to...

08/01/2018 - Design and Technology

 

Year 3 were flying through their project this afternoon! After talking about the story of Icarus and Daedalus the children were given the task of creating a set of wings which would fit them. They carefully created feather shapes out of card, which they then stuck onto a template of a wing to create the overall set of wings. Have a look at the pictures below to see the amazing creations that they came up with...

05/01/2018 - English

 

In English this week the children have been exploring their gods and mortals project in more detail by looking at Olympus; the home of the Gods and Goddesses. The children had to think about the five senses when writing their descriptions, have a look at the few videos below to listen to some of the descriptions...

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LAUNCH EVENT!!!!

 

WOW! What an eventful day for both Year 3 and Year 4 as they fully immersed themselves into their new Gods and Mortals project! They got to take part in various activities all linked to Ancient Greece including: meeting the Greek Gods, including Zeus; creating a Greek vase and also creating some Greek mythical creatures. The children thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and asked some amazing questions and seem to be really excited and interested in this project. Keep checking the class page to see what they get up to over the term... 

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