Year 3 Reading Challenge

Year 3 this term are learning about Romans. Read this Roman myth below and answer the challenges below.

 

 

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The Temple at Delphi was the most famous of all Apollo’s Temples. But it was not the only temple built for Apollo. There was a wonderful temple in Troy, built by the people of Troy in his honor, before the Trojan War.

As the story goes …

Apollo enjoyed showing up now and then at the various temples around the ancient world built in his honor. One day, Apollo swung by the temple in Troy.

Cassandra, a young and beautiful priestess, worked at the temple. The minute Apollo saw Cassandra, he fell in love. (Love at first sight ran in the family. After all, Apollo was Jupiter’s son.)

Apollo offered Cassandra a deal. He would give her a very special gift, the gift of prophecy – the ability to see the future – if she would give him a kiss.

Cassandra thought that was a great deal. With a laugh, Apollo gave her his gift. Instantly, Cassandra could see the future. She saw Apollo, helping to destroy Troy. When Apollo bent his head to gently kiss her, she angrily spit in his face.

Apollo was furious. He could not take away his gift. That’s not how it worked. But he could add to it.

Although Cassandra could, forever after, see the future, no one believed her. Ever. That was his added gift. When Cassandra begged her people in Troy to watch out for the Trojan horse, not one person believed her.

Bronze

1)How did Cassandra feel when no one believed her, why?

2)Would you have taken the special gift if you were Cassandra, why?

Silver

1)Why was Apollo furious, use your inference skills?

2)Apollo angrily spat in Apollo’s face, why did she do this?

3)Add adjectives to the story to make it more interesting?

Gold

Can you re-write the story to make it more interesting, using adjectives, prepositions, similes and interesting sentences openers.

Good luck everyone, we look forward to reading your challenges.

 

33 thoughts on “Year 3 Reading Challenge

  1. Sillver challenge
    1 he was furious because he couldn’t take his gift away
    2 the gift made him feel crazy
    3 upset anxious and misrible

  2. Silver
    1.apllo was furious because he could not give his present away.
    2.because he wanted to kiss the lady.
    3.they could add more adjective.

  3. gold challenge
    Apollo had many beautiful temples. One of the most famous temples was the temple at Delphi. People built temples for Apollo. The people of Troy built an amazing, gold temple in Troy in the honour of their great leader. Apollo, their wonderful leader, sometimes visited the temple. One day, he went to the temple in Troy and saw a gorgeous, pretty young lady, who worked in the temple. He approached her made a deal and promised he would let her see the future if she gave him a kiss. Apollo, showed her the future ahead, and she witnessed that Apollo would destroy Troy. So, she didn’t give him kiss, and he was furious, and made sure that no-one believed her, and nobody did.

  4. Cassandra felt sad and no one believed him and he maybe was doing cry wolf because he maybe wanted attention or he wanted to tell a lie maybe because they might be angry

  5. To Year 3R,
    Looking through this challenge blog I have noticed the only child in our class to have a go at the challenge has been Nadal – well done Nadal.
    I am disappointed with the rest of the class, you have had 5 whole weeks to have a go at one of the challenges. I expect more from you.
    Please have a go tonight when you get home, I will be looking forward to your responses.
    Well done to the other Year 3 classes – keep it up!

  6. Bronze challenge

    1. She felt upset when nobody believed in her because she knew the Trogion Horses were going to come sooner or latter.

    2. No ,because it would be mean and selfish.

    Silver challenge

    1. He was furious and angery because Cassandra spited the son of Jupiter`s face .

    2.She spat on Apollo1s`s face because she felt crazy by the present.

    3.Davistated ,stressed out

  7. Silver challenge
    1) he was furious because he couldn’t take away his gift
    2) because the gift made her sound crazy
    3) upset ,anxious and miserable
    Gold challenge
    Apollo enjoyed coming to the wonderful,stunning and clean temple built in the honour of him. One day Apollo decided to visit Troy to go to the temple . Cassandra a beautiful and elegant girl worked at the temple and that very moment he saw her he had love at first sight which runs in the family. He talked to her and made a deal,he would give her the power to foresee the future for a kiss. Now Cassandra can see the future and she saw Apollo destroying Troy .When she was kissing Apollo she furiously spat in his face!Apollo was extremely anxious therefore he could not take his gift away however he can add to it. He added for no one to believe her so when she warned them about the Trojan horse no one Believeed her.

    • gold challenge
      Apollo had many beautiful temples. One of the most famous temples was the temple at Delphi. People built temples for Apollo. The people of Troy built an amazing, gold temple in Troy in the honour of their great leader. Apollo, their wonderful leader, sometimes visited the temple. One day, he went to the temple in Troy and saw a gorgeous, pretty young lady, who worked in the temple. He approached her made a deal and promised he would let her see the future if she gave him a kiss. Apollo, showed her the future ahead, and she witnessed that Apollo would destroy Troy. So, she didn’t give him kiss, and he was furious, and made sure that no-one believed her, and nobody did.

  8. Bronze challenge Cassandra felt furious because nobody believed her and Apollo was gunner destroy troy. i wouldn’t take the gift because it was a lie from Apollo.

  9. Gold chalange
    Cassandra felt sad because nobody believed her sadly.
    Apollo enjoyed showing up and down then at the wonderful vaious

  10. 1]cassandra felt Angry because no one believed her.
    2]would you the cassdra gift yes because to protect the castle.
    3]he was angry because cassandra spit on his face.

  11. Silver challenge
    1) he was furious because he couldn’t take away his gift
    2) because the gift made her sound crazy
    3) upset ,anxious and miserable

    Gold challenge
    Apollo enjoyed coming to the wonderful,stunning and clean temple built in the honour of him. One day Apollo decided to visit Troy to go to the temple . Cassandra a beautiful and elegant girl worked at the temple and that very moment he saw her he had love at first sight which runs in the family. He talked to her and made a deal,he would give her the power to foresee the future for a kiss. Now Cassandra can see the future and she saw Apollo destroying Troy .When she was kissing Apollo she furiously spat in his face!Apollo was extremely anxious therefore he could not take his gift away however he can add to it. He added for no one to believe her so when she warned them about the Trojan horse no one Believeed her.

  12. 1.)She feel’s leaved alone because when some when goes and ask’s you will you watch the Trojan house and someone will say no the person will feel like a stone.

    2.)I will because when they go and sell things I will say yes please but when they cry for it and miss it I will say it’s your’s you can take it if you miss it.It doesn’t matter you can leave it at home were you want.

    • Silver challenge
      1) he was furious because he couldn’t take away his gift
      2) because the gift made her sound crazy
      3) upset ,anxious and miserable
      Gold challenge
      Apollo enjoyed coming to the wonderful,stunning and clean temple built in the honour of him. One day Apollo decided to visit Troy to go to the temple . Cassandra a beautiful and elegant girl worked at the temple and that very moment he saw her he had love at first sight which runs in the family. He talked to her and made a deal,he would give her the power to foresee the future for a kiss. Now Cassandra can see the future and she saw Apollo destroying Troy .When she was kissing Apollo she furiously spat in his face!Apollo was extremely anxious therefore he could not take his gift away however he can add to it. He added for no one to believe her so when she warned them about the Trojan horse no one Believeed her

  13. Bronze challenge
    1.Cassandra felt angry, dum and crazy
    2.I would have because I’d know what bad will happen and prevent it from happening.

    • Gold challenge
      Apollo enjoyed showing up and down then at the wonderful vaious blessing temple around the ancient world bulitin his caring honor.One day,Apollo swung funly By the blessing temple.
      Cassandra a young selfish beauiful priestess,worked at the busy temple.The minute Apollo saw Cassandra he Fell in love.
      Apollo offerend a Kind deal to Cassandra a deal.He will give Her a very special kind gift,the gift of prophecy-the ability to see the future-if she would give him a nice kiss.
      REPLY

  14. Gold challenge
    Apollo enjoyed showing up and down then at the wonderful vaious blessing temple around the ancient world bulitin his caring honor.One day,Apollo swung funly By the blessing temple.

    Cassandra a young selfish beauiful priestess,worked at the busy temple.The minute Apollo saw Cassandra he Fell in love.

    Apollo offerend a Kind deal to Cassandra a deal.He will give Her a very special kind gift,the gift of prophecy-the ability to see the future-if she would give him a nice kiss.

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