Today we used i-pads to research Greek pottery. We found out the following information:
Greek potters were constantly changing the shape of their famous vases and pots. In ancient Greece, it was not enough to create something that was beautiful. It also had to be comfortable. If the vase, pot, or pitcher had a handle, that handle had to be easy to hold and fit comfortably into the grip of your hand. The Greeks considered themselves scientists as well as artists. Everything had to be perfectly proportioned.
The designs on their pottery told a story. Some told stories of daily life. Others told stories of wars and heroes. All designs, whatever they were, had to represent something that people would find pleasing. Geometric designs had to be familiar, a design perhaps that could be found in a temple or a fabric. The colours were soothing and comfortable.
Most Greeks were cremated and buried in pots. Even though the pots were to be buried, they still had to be perfect. The ancient Greeks were perfectionists.
Archaeologists have discovered a great many ancient Greek pieces of pottery. Between household vases and funeral pots, archaeologists have been able to piece together a great deal of knowledge about daily life in ancient Greece.
This week we have been discussing the importance of describing a character in detail. We looked at all the different features of character descriptions and then had a go at writing a character description about ourselves. Can you guess who the child is? merlin2018.norbridgeblogs.net
This week in English we have been writing stories. We used the God and Monster we created last week to create our own story. We thought about different sentence openers we could use, conjunctions and interesting vocabulary. We also talked about creating a twist for the ending. When we had finished our story we used a checklist to ensure we had included everything. Why not head over to our Blog to read some of our work: merlin2018.norbridgeblogs.net
This week in English, we have been researching Greek Gods. We used different information from the internet and Power Points to prepare our own presentation all about different Greek Gods. We read facts about the Gods to the class and some of us even made up songs to go alongside our presentation. We then decided to use the facts we had learned to create our own Greek God. We spoke about the different monsters that feature in Greek mythology and how Greek Gods used their powers to defeat them. We then used our imagination to create our own monster that the God we had designed could defeat. We will be using these ideas next week to write a story.
Alexander the Great
This week in English we have been researching all about Alexander the Great. We had to think of questions we would like to find out about him then research the answers. We then used this information to write a Biography. We focused on the layout of a biography and how we could include interesting vocabulary.
This week in English we have been looking at the different types of grammar we need to use in our writing. We have been making posters on all the different terminology we use in English lessons. We are going to save this poster in the back of our English book so we can use it to help us if we ever forget. Why not have a look at some of the activities we have been trying:
This week in English we have been learning all about the Olympics. We looked at how the Olympics started in Ancient Greece and the different types of events that took place. We then used this information to produce our own fact file all about the history of the Olympics. We had to ensure we used the correct layout and used check sheets to ensure we included everything. Take a look at some of our fact files here:
This week lots of children in Year 3 have taken part in a poetry competition. The winner will get their poem published in a book. Take a look at some of our fantastic poems here:
Today in English we researched all about Ancient Greece. We watched videos, read fact files and used internet pages to collect information. We made lots of notes that we will be using later in the week to create a history documentary.