What does it take to be a superhero?

People  Place  Problem  Possibilities 
Perseus  Ancient Greece  Cast to sea in a chest 


Features of the hero’s journey narrative – helpers/objects 
Greek women  Ancient Greece  Confined to the home  Some were defiant and established themselves as doctors, philosopers or mathematicians 
Ourselves  Here and now  Role models, aspects of social media  Critical thinking, personal values 



What makes a great role model? 

The Ancient Greek myth of Perseus is thought to be the first myth to follow the hero’s journey narrative which endures today in films and books with depictions of real and imagined superheroes. The children will learn about the beliefs of the Ancient Greeks and how they saw their gods as humans with superpowers. They thought of their gods in this way to try and understand why bad things happen.  

In an age where children are bombarded with role models via different media, we look the characters of different people from local and national heroes to heroes in stories through a study Ancient Greek myths. They will look at themselves and what makes them unique, uncovering or developing their own personal ‘genius’. Children will learn about famous individuals, their inventions and accomplishments and learn that humans are fallible (Achilles heel) but, through self-awareness we can ensure that our words and actions leave a positive imprint on the world.  

Knowledge Organiser

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Trips out/Visitors In 

Doctors | Nurses | Vets | Police | Fire Service | RSPCA |  

Learning Exhibition 

Parents will be invited to see their child ‘graduate’ from St. Ebbe’s Superhero School and have the opportunity to listen to children talk about what they have learned.