Welcome to Year 3!
WOW week- Gods and Mortals
On Tuesday we began to learning about our new topic 'Gods and Mortals'. Starting with the story of 'Theseus and the Minotaur' we used our drama skills to retell the story in an exciting way. We enjoyed performing ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ in groups to help us to learn the story in preparation for our writing.
We have also enjoyed coming up with questions for the God 'Zeus'. We were very lucky to have been sent a video from Zeus himself, telling us all about his life and how he became a God.
On Friday we held our own Olympic Games. We took part in lots of activities and won points for our house teams! The children made their own medals based on their favourite sport.
It has been a fantastic first week and we are really looking forward to what this school year will bring!
Ancient Greek Pottery
Throughout the term. we have been learning about Ancient Greek pottery and how they were used. We used lots of differen sources and our sketching skills to design the shape of a Greek pot. On Wednesday we manipulated clay and to create coils. The coils were stacked up onto each other and smoothed out to create the shape of our pot. After a lot of concentration (and messy hands) we were able to turn our 2-D sketches into 3-D pots.
Once the pots have all dried, we will be using painting techniques to add out own Ancient Greek story.
It has been amazing to see the creativity in our project homework this week. From creations of mythical creatures to fact files, we have seen some fantastic pieces.
What a great way to end our first half term in Year 3. The children worked so hard to present the whole school and parents with information about why Harvest is important. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations of food and money. I am sure these are greatly appreciated.