We have been learning about Pandora’s Box. Pandora was a Greek Goddess who was told not to open her wedding present, but she did. When she opened it, bad things came out including death, fire, grumpiness and sadness which spread all over her village. Pandora shut the box to stop any more bad things coming out. She later had a feeling that something else was in the box so she opened it again and hope came out. Our class acted out the story, with half of the class being the box’s voice encouraging Pandora to open it. The other half of our class pretended to be Pandora’s mind and had to persuade her not to open the box. We enjoyed this role play.
We have also learnt about another myth of Icarus and Daedalus who wanted to escape from a tall tower where they were made to work. Every morning Icarus and Daedalus put seeds on their window to attract birds so they could swap seeds for feathers. They collected lots of feathers and made wings using candle wax to stick the feathers together, so they could escape. Daedalus told Icarus not to fly too close to the sun but Icarus took too much of a risk, flew too close to the sun so the candle wax melted and he fell to the bottom of the ocean and died! The moral of this story is to listen to sensible advice.
We are enjoying learning about Greek myths; some of the endings can be quite surprising!
Here are some examples of our work so far (click to enlarge):
By Kellan, Hollie, Katie and Jacob