May Half Term Holiday

Year 4 Project Work for May Half Term Holiday

Write your own Greek Myth! Greek myths are often based on a long and dangerous journey, a quest or a series of trials for the hero. The plot usually includes incredible or miraculous events, where characters behave in superhuman ways using unusual powers or with the help of superhuman beings. There are many well-known Greek myths such as, King Midas, The Labours of Herakles, Daedalus and Iccarus, Theseus and the Minotaur, Orpheus and Eurydice. Use your imagination to write a story full of adventures, monsters, heroes and gods. If you are really stuck you can rewrite an existing myth in your own words.

If you wish, you can choose one or more of the below projects to complete in addition to the one detailed above:

  1. Create a 3D model of a prominent Ancient Greek building, such as the Parthenon, and provide a fact sheet to explain its purpose, features and history.
  2. The labyrinth features prominently in the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Design and create your own labyrinth. It could be made of straws, string or wood.
  3. Using recycled materials only, create one or the characters from your myth. This could be a god, one of the villains/monsters or the hero/heroine.

Many thanks,

The Year 4 Team.