St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10


Good morning Year 3!

Welcome to your fourth week of Remote Learning.

This week we are carrying on our learning about Ancient Greece.


Watch the videos underneath each learning objective and complete the activities as you go along. Don't forget to pause the video if you need to. You can do your work on J2E5 on BGFL or on paper.


Complete 1 lesson each day.


Gods and Heroes - Ancient Greece


  1. Monday

LO: What were the great achievements of the Ancient Greeks?

In this lesson, we will review why the Ancient Greeks were so influential, analysing their great achievements and how these are influential to this day.


2. Tuesday

LO: To present factual information in an interesting and eye-catching way.

Over the last four weeks you have researched and learnt a lot about Ancient Greece!   Go back through your notes and work to refresh your memory. Then create a poster all about Ancient Greece. There are some pictures here that you can use to help you. Remember it needs to be eye-catching. That means you need to use lots of colour, different fonts (types of writing styles) and pictures. You need a main title “Ancient Greece” and subheadings to organise your information. It has to have lots of facts, so show off everything you have learnt!

Here are some examples but you can do better!



3.Wednesday - RE

We are learning about Fairness and Justice.

 ‘Tu B’shevat’

Tu BiShvat is a Jewish holiday occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called "Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot", literally "New Year of the Trees." In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration. This year Tu B'Shevat  will begin in the evening of Wednesday 27th January and ends in the evening of Thursday 28th January.

  • Jews eat plenty of fruit on Tu B'Shevat. The Torah praises seven 'fruits' in particular: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.
  • A short blessing is recited after eating any fruit. A special, longer blessing is recited for the fruits mentioned in the Torah (the Jewish holy book).
  • Jews also try to eat a new fruit, which can be any seasonal fruit that they have not tasted this year, followed by another blessing. Some Jews plant trees on this day, or collect money towards planting trees in Israel.


Read this information about Tu B’Shevat:


Write your own poem about trees, inspired by Tu B’Shevat. You could use this acrostic poem template or there are some examples at the end of the powerpoint to help you.

Challenge: Write your poem in the shape of a tree!

Acrostic poem template:


4. Thursday Spanish

Follow the Powerpoint and then complete the activities. This week you will learn the months of the year.

Months of the Year

  • Activity 1: Look at the months on the middle column, and complete the table with the previous month on the left hand side and the following month on the right hand side.

The first one has been done for you.

  • Activity 2: Wordsearch: the line tool to highlight the words once you have found them.


5. Friday

Use this guide to write your name in Greek! There are only 24 letters in the Greek alphabet so you have to think about the sounds in your name.


Dance – Greek Dancing

LO: To use skills in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.

LO: They should enjoy communicating, collaborating.

LO: To perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

Watch this video of a traditional Greek group dance until 3m 20s. Which Greek piece of architecture (building) are they using to inspire their dance?

  • Why are they standing in rows? What are they trying to recreate?
  • Why are the dancers wearing blue and white?
  • What happens to the speed of the music?

Now it’s your turn. Play the video from the beginning again and try some of the dance moves yourself. You may need help from someone at home to support your balance!