The bright sparks in Year 3 have been deepening their questioning and mythical tale telling skills through our new topic: Ancient Greece.
We started with a box, an unopened one. One that could not and should not be opened under any circumstances! The captivation of the class hung in the air as we learnt about the true terrors inside Pandora’s box and the evil that was released into the world. Since then the children have been busy acting, retelling and rewriting the story so we can work towards writing our own ancient myths. The children are choosing to read their own Greek myths and are so enthused by making clear connections between the stories and the explanations that they give off real-world Greek inventions. Take Atlas for example, the Titan condemned by Zeus to hold up the world for all eternity. Learning about him gave us the chance to explore maps and investigate their features both online and in an atlas.
It is not only tales we have been studying but we have all donned the robes of the greatest Greek philosophers and scientists to study the wonders of the universe. We have started with the basics of sound, by asking key questions to explore in the upcoming weeks, experimenting and making observations before drawing conclusions on what causes sound. Vibrations cause sound was the class consensus but we still have much to explore. How does sound travel through space? Does the ear contain anything else other than a drum?
Aristotle would be proud.