Wow Wednesday!

Good morning Year 3,

We have been so impressed with the fantastic art work we have recieved so far this week, keep up the excellent work.

This morning we are going to start the day by getting active. We want you to do a P.E session with Joe Wicks.

Next, we would like you to read a book. You could read to your parents, siblings, pets or even your teddy bears! What book are you reading at the moment? Let us know by sending us an email-

For today’s maths challenge we want you to practice telling the time with this fun game-

Today we are going to be looking at Ancient Greek art. One way that historians found out about the lives of the Ancient Greeks was by finding artefacts such as pieces of writing, architecture and pottery. These are called primary sources because they are examples of evidence created during the time you are studying- meaning the evidence was created during the Ancient Greek era and discovered hundreds, or thousands of years later.

One primary source of evidence that gave historians a glimpse into Ancient Greek life was the discovery of their vases. Ancient Greek vases had a range of different purposes such as carrying, storage and mixing as well as being perfume containers. Although the main purpose of the vases were to be functional objects, they were also designed to be aesthetically pleasing. The designs on the vases showed scenes of everyday life, the Gods and Goddesses, myths and legends and special events such as the Olympics. Here are some examples of some Ancient Greek vases. Look at the them carefully, what do the designs show? What colours are the vases? Why might this be?

For your first Ancient Greek art challenge we would like you to design your own Ancient Greek inspired vase. We would like you to use an art technique called mosaic. Mosaic means creating a picture using small, cut up or ripped pieces of paper. Here is an example.

Your second Ancient Greek art challenge is to sketch the Parthenon. Can you remember what the Parthenon is?

The Parthenon was a giant temple created to honour the Ancient Greek goddess Athena. The magnificent temple, which was built on top of the Acropolis in Athens, was completed in 432BC.

Your task is to create a sketch of the Parthenon. Remember to press your pencil down lightly for faint lines (which can be easily erased and changed) and to press down harder for darker lines (which can show shadows).

Here is a fabulous example of a sketch of the Parthenon.

Here is a video showing you how to draw Ionic columns.

Remember to send your brilliant art work to , so we can showcase them in our Bowker Vale gallery (a.k.a the blog). We can’t wait to see your fantastic work.

Have an amazing day!

Miss Smith and Mrs Kershaw

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