Our learning journey for this half term is the Groovy Greeks. Our writing tasks will include writing diary entries as a Greek hero or heroine, creating wanted posters for a Greek creature, Greek myth story writing, holiday leaflets to Greece and much more.
We had a super first day back in school and spent time together painting large Greek Gods and Goddesses, creating our own Greek vase designs, writing our names using the Greek alphabet and making our own Greek headdresses.
Greek Heroes and Heroines
We read the story of Hercules and the twelve tasks he had to complete. We then discussed what qualities a hero or heroine needs. We discussed real life heroes from today like firemen, policemen and vets. We labelled images of a Greek hero with expanded noun phrases, choosing two adjectives and then put these into sentences. Below are some examples of our writing.
Greek Mythological Creatures
After reading the story of Hercules, we thought about some of the creatures he had to defeat and labelled then with pairs of adjectives. We then used these in our sentences to write a description of them.
We looked at an image of Medusa and looked all the things we could see - the nouns.
Once we had decided what we were going to describe we then thought of two adjectives to describe each feature. We learnt that when we use two adjectives we must split them with a comma - making an expanded noun phrase.
Below are just a couple of examples of character descriptions of Medusa that include our expanded noun phrases.
There are times in class where we work in pairs. We like to do this as much as possible as we like to learn from each other and work with our friends. Below are some images from us discussing what we would have seen, heard, smelt and felt if we visited and walked around Ancient Corinth.
This followed us watching a video recreation of what it would have looked like.
We had to describe the city using expanded noun phrases.