Spring 2 Year B - Gods and Mortals
From nothingness came chaos; from chaos came air and water; from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gala, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light. Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty over Mount Olympus, watching over mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.
Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships. Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Dedalus.
We'll be looking at different physical and human features of Greece still remaining today and the famous landmarks that are beuatiful tourist attractsion!
Some of the world's greatest philosophers, mathematicians and artists were from Ancient Greece; Pythagoras, Aristotle and Myron.We'll be exploring different works of art and creating our own sculptures and patterns inspired by the Ancients!
Year 4 will be learning about different mythological creatures such as Cerberus, a terrifying three-headed dog; the griffin, a creature with the body of a ferocious lion and the head and talons of a majestic eagle; and the terrifying Gorgon: Medusa, who could turn a mortal to stone with one look. We'll be writing descriptions of these wonderfully frightening creatures and designing our own mythical being!
Our Ancient Greek Day was so much fun! We dressed in our Greek finery and worked with Year 3 to learn a Greek dance, we tried Greek food (not all of us were that keen!) and we made Greek headdresses and urns. We shared all our great work with our parents in a presentation at the end of the day...