Cronus and his Children : A Mythological Mannequin Challenge

This week, Year 5 have been starting their topic of – Expect the Unexpected: What Ancient Greek discoveries made a difference? 

In English, we have explored a Greek myth all about an evil Titan call Cronus who eats his own children – how revolting!

We answered these questions:

Who are the main characters?

What is your opinion of this myth?

What have you learned from it?

What do you think it is trying to teach us?

Can you empathise with Cronus? Why/why not?

Year 5 post your thoughts below!

We split the story into 8 main events and created freeze-frames to match each event, we then made the freeze frames into a Mannequin challenge. We hope you like it!


  1. I really enjoyed the mannequin challenge and doing our freeze frames. I can’t wait to learn more about the Greeks!

  2. Miss Cotter, who plans really fun lessons, gave each group a scene to create from this mysterious myth.

  3. it was so fun,even though miss cotter come to the wrong group,because we got to do our freeze frames out side

  4. I really enjoyed doing freeze frames and i hope Miss Cotter will set us more Greek projects to complete. Thank you Miss Cotter for chosing this topic.

  5. I really enjoyed learning about this myth. I loved making the freeze frames and doing the mannequin challenge based on this story.

  6. Miss Cotter, who loves teaching, planned really well how to teach us about the greek mythology by using the mannequin challenge.

  7. Year 5, keep your comments coming (with your secret parenthesis challenge).

    Remember, relative clauses are different to parenthesis.
    Relative clause example:
    Year 5, who were very enthusiastic, completed their mannequin challenge.

    Relative clauses add extra information about the noun in the sentence and begin with a relative pronoun.

    Parenthesis is when extra information is added to the sentence.
    Parenthesis Example:
    Year 5 were studying different greek myths (their favourite was the story of Hercules).

    The sentence will still make sense without the parenthesis.

    Good luck!

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