Browick Road Primary

Year 3 - Mexico

Welcome to Mexico class. Mrs Taylor is our teacher.  Mrs Wilson and Mrs Wade are our teaching assistants.

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    We are reading lots of Greek myths this term. Recently we have read the story of Medusa. Medusa was a monster in Greek mythology, known as a Gorgon. She had the face of a woman, but had poisonous snakes on her head. Anyone looking directly at Medusa would be instantly turned to stone. She was killed by Perseus who saw her reflection in a mirror, to avoid looking at her.

    We role played the story of Medusa...

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    Athene and Arachne

    We have been learning about Greek myths and legends. There are many Gods and Goddesses in Greek mythology. We learned about the boastful Arachne. She thought her weaving was far better than the Goddess Athene! Athene was very cross with Arachne’s boastful claims, and was jealous of her weaving skills. Athene wanted to teach Arachne a lesson – so she turned her into a spider! Now Arachne will weave and spin – but nobody will want to see her fine work. We have created our own woven spider webs and used similes to describe spiders. Similes help to add description. The tricks to use are:

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    Last week we had the opportunity to test our shooting skills when we took part in an archery workshop. It was great fun.



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    Theseus and the Minotaur

    This half term we are continuing our learning about Ancient Greece. In English and Topic work we are focusing on Greek myths and legends.The children explored the story of Theseus and the Minotaur through drama with great effect!








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    We have been looking at light and shadow.

    The children have been exploring how and why shadows change during the day.They carried out an investigation marking out their shadow positions at different points during the day.The children were fascinated to see their shadows ‘move’ over time, and we discussed the position of the sun and how high or low it was in the sky.

    Does the sun move across the sky?!

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